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Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Jumps

More signs of a struggling economy in Kentucky.

The state unemployment rate jumped to 6.2% in May.

That's up from 5.6% percent in April.

The national unemployment rate is 5.5%.

The state says a combination of students entering the work force and people looking for work to offset higher gasoline costs helped lift the unemployment rate.


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