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New information on Kentucky's unemployment rate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The latest snapshot of Kentucky's economy shows unemployment rates have risen in 69 counties with the Appalachian region hardest hit.

Magoffin County had the highest jobless rate with more than 19 percent of workers idled. Jackson, Menifee and Powell counties each had unemployment rates higher than 15 percent.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released the county jobless rates for April on Thursday.
Fayette and Woodford counties had the lowest jobless rates at just below 8 percent.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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