Kentucky's unemployment rate drops

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 10.6 percent in November amid signs that the state's economy is becoming more stable.
Last month's preliminary rate fell 0.7 percent from a revised 11.3 percent figure in October, according to the state Office of Employment and Training. Its chief labor market analyst, Justine Detzel, said Thursday that an increase in part-time workers contributed to the lower jobless rate.
Detzel says Kentucky's economy is showing signs of stabilizing.
The statewide jobless rate in November 2008 was 7.2 percent.
Detzel said that since the start of the recession in December
2007, nonfarm employment in Kentucky has dropped by 113,600 positions.


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