Frankfort: Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2013 and November 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Boone and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 4.5 percent each. It was followed by Madison and Owen counties, 4.7 percent each; and Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Oldham, Scott, Simpson and Warren counties, 4.8 percent each.
Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate – 12.3 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 11.6 percent; Letcher County, 11.2 percent; Harlan County, 10.9 percent; Russell County, 10.5 percent; Leslie County, 10.3 percent; Knott County, 9.7 percent; Bell County, 9.5 percent; McCreary County, 9.4 percent; and Clay County, 9.3 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working.
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