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Unemployment rates drop in 103 Kentucky counties

FRANKFORT, KY. (WKYT) - 103 Kentucky counties saw their unemployment rate drop between May 2013 and May 2014. 11 counties saw their rate rise. The rate stayed the same in six other counties. That's according to new numbers from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

Boone county had the lowest rate at 5.2%. Kenton county was next at 5.6%, followed by Campbell and Shelby counties at 5.8%. Grant county had 5.9%. Gallatin, Oldham and Woodford counties were at 6%. Fayette county was at 6.3%.

Jackson County had the state highest unemployment rate 17.7%. Magoffin county followed at 15.1%. Others with high unemployment include Harlan, Leslie, Letcher, Bell, Knott, Clay, McCreary and Pike counties.


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