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Unemployment rate down in 99 Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates fell in 99 of Kentucky's 120 counties in October compared to October 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Rates increased in 20 counties and remained the same in one.

Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate at 6.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Ohio, 7 percent each; Caldwell, 7.3 percent; Oldham and Owen, 7.4 percent each; Daviess, 7.5 percent; and Calloway, Franklin, Hopkins and Shelby, 7.6 percent each.

Jackson County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 15.8 percent. It was followed by Fulton, 15.6 percent; Meade, 14.8 percent; Magoffin, 14.5 percent; McCreary, 14 percent; Clay, 13.6 percent; Menifee, 13.1 percent; Bell, 13 percent; Lee, 12.5 percent; and Lewis, 12.3 percent.

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