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Unemployment Drops in Most Kentucky Counties

by Gabe Bullard on January 26, 2012

The latest unemployment numbers for Kentucky have been released and most counties, Jefferson included, show an improvement.

In Louisville, the unemployment rate is down to nine percent. It’s the lowest rate in three years. The numbers are from last month, which, aside from a spike in September, capped a year of steady declines. The unemployment rate in Louisville at the start of 2011 was around 11 percent.

Statewide, the unemployment rate is 9.1 percent. All but six counties showed a drop in joblessness.

The national unemployment rate is 8.5 percent.

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CBO: Slow Growth, High Jobless Rate for Years

by admin August 24, 2011

Projecting slow growth and high unemployment over the next six years, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated report Wednesday that paints a dire economic picture for the foreseeable future. The nonpartisan agency forecasts the country’s jobless rate will remain above 8 percent until 2014 and economic growth will be 2.7 percent next year. President […]

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Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Back Above 11%

by scrosby November 19, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh After a slight decline in September, Kentucky’s unemployment rate has again climbed above 11-percent. In July, Kentucky’s jobless rate hit 11%, the state’s highest rate in 26 years. It rose to 11.2% in August, but fell to 10.9% in September. But last month, the commonwealth’s jobless rate again rose […]

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Louisville Jobless Rate Climbs

by Rick Howlett March 19, 2009

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 […]

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