Jobless Rates Improve in 60 Percent of Kentucky Counties

September employment numbers improved in 72 Kentucky counties.

The good news is tempered by the fact that Kentucky’s overall employment rate is still nearly 10 percent. Unemployment increased in 43 counties and stayed the same in five.

The state’s lowest jobless rate is in Woodford County at 7.2 percent. Unemployment in Fulton County is the state’s highest; more than 17 percent of the county’s workforce is unemployed. Louisville’s unemployment rate is 10.3 percent, up from 10.1 percent.