Jobless rates fall in 114 Ky. counties

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

Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate at 6.1 percent. It was followed by Fayette, 6.5 percent; Boone, 6.9 percent; Ohio and Warren, 7 percent each; Madison and Shelby, 7.1 percent each; and Caldwell, Franklin, Larue and Oldham, 7.2 percent each.

Jackson County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 15.2 percent. It was followed by Fulton, 14.9 percent; Magoffin, 14.4 percent; Menifee, 13.8 percent; Meade, 13.7 percent; McCreary, 13.6 percent; Bell, 12.9 percent; Clay, 12.8 percent; and Lewis and Wolfe, 12.6 percent each.