The jobless rate last month rose to 10.3 percent, up slightly from November’s 10.2 percent. But the rate in December 2009 was 10.6 percent.
One-point-eight million Kentuckians had jobs last month, but 213,000 remained out of work.
Jobs in retail and wholesale trade rose last month, as Kentuckians bought back-to-school supplies. Professional and business service agencies also saw employment increases. On the downside, construction, accommodations, food services, repair, education and health services all saw job declines.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh There’s more bad news on the unemployment front in Kentucky, but there may be a glimmer of hope in the latest numbers. Kentucky’s unemployment rate in July rose to 11-percent, the state’s highest rate in 26-years. That’s up from 10-point-9 percent in June. But Education and Workforce Development Secretary… Continue reading Kentucky's Jobless Rate Rises To 11 Percent