Unemployment rates fell in 110 of Kentucky's 120 counties in August compared to August 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Rates increased in eight counties, and they remained the same in two.
At 7.1 percent, Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate. It was followed by Fayette, 7.2 percent; Larue and Oldham, 7.3 percent each; Calloway, Henry and Livingston, 7.5 percent each; and Franklin, Madison and Owen, 7.6 percent each.
Fulton County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 17.6 percent. It was followed by Jackson, 15.7 percent; Magoffin, 15.2 percent; Menifee, 13.7 percent; Clay, 13.5 percent; McCreary, 13.3 percent; Lewis, 12.6 percent; Bell, 12.5 percent; and Leslie and Wolfe, 11.9 percent each.