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Unemployment rates up in 102 of 120 counties

Unemployment rates rose in 102 of Kentucky's 120 counties from February 2009 to February 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Fayette County had the lowest rate in the state, with 8.6 percent unemployment. The counties with the next-lowest rates were: Woodford, 8.9 percent; Boyd, 9.1 percent; Madison, 9.4 percent; Calloway, 9.7 percent; Jessamine, 9.8 percent; Franklin and Scott, 9.9 percent each; Bourbon, 10 percent; and McCracken, Rowan and Warren, 10.1 percent each.

The counties with the highest rates were: Magoffin, 23.2 percent; Menifee, 21.1 percent; Jackson, 19.9 percent; Bath, 18.5 percent; Lewis, 18.2 percent; Edmonson, 18.1 percent; Powell, 18 percent; Grayson, 17.9 percent; Morgan, 17.1 percent; and Wolfe, 16.9 percent.

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