Unemployment Drops in Most of Kentucky

by Gabe Bullard on May 24, 2012

The unemployment rate has dropped in Louisville, and in most of Kentucky.

The most recent numbers from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training show unemployment at 8.1 percent in Jefferson County, meaning about 30 thousand residents are without jobs.

That’s an improvement over last month and last year. The numbers are not seasonally-adjusted, and can’t accurately be compared to the 8.3 percent state unemployment rate or the 8.1 percent national unemployment rate.

Overall, 110 counties in Kentucky saw unemployment drop last month. The lowest rate was 5.1 percent in Woodford County, though Fayette, Oldham, Shelby and Hancock counties all have rates of six percent or less. The highest unemployment rate, 20.5 percent, was in Fulton County.

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