Unemployment rate falls in 113 counties

Jobless rates fell in 113 Kentucky counties from October 2009 to October 2010, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Woodford County recorded the lowest rate, 6.6 percent. Counties with the next-lowest rates were Webster, 7 percent; Fayette and Livingston, 7.2 percent each; Carlisle, 7.3 percent; Calloway and Oldham, 7.4 percent each; Larue, 7.5 percent; Franklin, 7.6 percent; and Caldwell, Rowan and Shelby, 7.8 percent each.

Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate, 16.8 percent. It was followed by Jackson, 14.9 percent; Menifee, 13.9 percent; McCreary, 13.4 percent; Powell, 12.9 percent; Clay and Grayson, 12.8 percent each; Wayne, 12.5 percent; Wolfe, 12.4 percent; and Leslie, 12.2 percent.