President Obama signed a bill last week extending federal jobless benefits. Unemployed Kentuckians whose checks were cut off during the Senate impasse over the extension can apply now to restart the payments.
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says the Louisville metropolitan area’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in January, up from 7.6 percent in December and 5.6 percent in January of 2008. Officials say the higher number is due in large part to manufacturing job losses, particularly in the auto industry. Both of Louisville’s […]