FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Annual unemployment figures show jobless
rates were higher in all 120 Kentucky counties for 2009.
In addition, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training
reported Tuesday that 95 counties had a jobless rate at or above 10
percent last year.
That compares with just seven counties that recorded
double-digit unemployment rates in 2008.
The county with the lowest unemployment rate overall last year
was Fayette with 7.8 percent. It was followed by nearby Woodford
County at 8.2 percent.
The highest annual jobless rate in 2009 was recorded in Magoffin
County at 18.5 percent. It was followed by Jackson County at 16.9
The statistics are based on estimates and measure trends rather
than an actual count of people working.
On the Net: www.workforce.ky.gov
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