Boone has lowest June county jobless rate in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state says Boone County had the lowest unemployment rate among Kentucky's 120 counties in June.

The rate in the northern Kentucky county was 5.5 percent. Kenton County, also in northern Kentucky, had the second-lowest rate at 5.8 percent.

Next were Campbell, Larue and Woodford counties at 6 percent. Caldwell and Shelby counties had rates of 6.1 percent.

Meanwhile, Jackson County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.5 percent in June. It was followed by Magoffin County at 15 percent, Harlan County at 14.5 percent, Leslie County at 13.6 percent and Letcher County at 13.1 percent.

The state says unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between June 2013 and June 2014. The jobless rate went up in three counties.

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