Jobless rates rise in 61 counties

Unemployment rates rose in 61 of Kentucky's 120 counties from March 2009 to March 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Fayette County had the lowest rate in the state, with 8 percent unemployment. The counties with the next-lowest rates were: Woodford, 8.3 percent; Boyd and Calloway, 8.7 percent each; Madison, 8.8 percent; Oldham, 9 percent; Franklin and Rowan, 9.1 percent each; and Jessamine, McCracken and Warren, 9.2 percent each.

The counties with the highest rates were: Magoffin, 20.8 percent; Jackson, 19 percent; Menifee, 18.7 percent; Bath, 17.4 percent; Powell, 16.9 percent; Grayson, 15.9 percent; Edmonson and Wolfe, 15.8 percent each; Lewis, 15.7 percent; and Morgan, 15.6 percent.