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Jobless rates down in 107 Ky. counties

Unemployment rates fell in 107 of Kentucky's 120 counties from June 2009 to June 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Fayette and Woodford counties had the lowest jobless rate, 7.8 percent. Counties with the next-lowest rates were: Calloway, 8 percent; Oldham, 8.2 percent; Ballard and Madison counties, 8.5 percent each; McCracken, 8.6 percent; and Franklin, Hopkins and Scott counties, 8.7 percent each.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate, 19 percent. Counties with the next-highest rates were: Jackson, 16.4 percent; Menifee, 16.3 percent; Metcalfe, 15 percent; Wolfe, 14.5 percent; Lewis, 14 percent; Powell, 13.9 percent; Grayson, 13.8 percent; McCreary, 13.7 percent; and Clay, Simpson and Trimble counties, 13.4 percent each.

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