Jobless Rate Falls in Most Kentucky Counties

The unemployment rate dropped in most of Kentucky between September and October.

The Office of Employment and Training shows lower jobless rates in 99 counties and higher rates in 20 counties.

Jefferson was among those with a lower rate. Unemployment dropped from 10.4 percent in September to 9.5 percent in October.

The lowest unemployment rate was in Woodford County at 6.4 percent. Fayette, Oldham and Owen counties were close behind with rates around 7 percent.

The highest unemployment rates were around 15 percent in Jackson, Fulton and Meade counties.

Indiana’s unemployment rate rose in October for the 5th straight month, hitting 9 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9 percent.