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Jobless rates drop in 114 counties

Unemployment rates fell in 114 of Kentucky's 120 counties in November compared with November 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Rates increased in six counties.

Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate in the state at 6.3 percent. It was followed by Ohio, 6.6 percent; Fayette, 6.7 percent; Caldwell and Daviess, 7 percent each; Oldham and Warren, 7.1 percent each; and Calloway, Franklin, Hopkins and Madison, 7.2 percent each.

Jackson County posted the state's highest unemployment rate at 15.1 percent. It was followed by Fulton, 14.2 percent; Magoffin, 14 percent; McCreary, 13.9 percent; Meade, 13.5 percent; Clay, 12.8 percent; Bell, 12.7 percent; Lee, 12.4 percent; Menifee, 12.3 percent; and Wayne, 12.2 percent.

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