Ky. Unemployment Rises Again

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Officials say Kentucky's jobless rate has reached its highest level in more than 20 years.

Office of Employment and Training spokeswoman Cathy Lindsey says
unemployment reached 7.8 percent in December with job losses in eight of 11 nonfarm job sectors.

The state reported job losses totaling 15,800 for the month. The
construction and manufacturing sectors were hardest hit with a combined loss of 9,900 jobs.

Kentucky's chief labor market analyst, Justine Detzel, said the state's economy continued to suffer under tight credit, anemic consumer spending and manufacturing cuts.

Three job sectors bucked the trend. The government sector grew by 1,200 jobs in December. Education and health services added 800 jobs. And leisure and hospitality ended the month with an additional 500 jobs.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by HIGH PAID on Jan 29, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    Like I said before, get rid of those in the high positions making over 100,000 a year. All they do is attend meetings and travel.
  • by Amos Location: Lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    Very eloquent, and true!
  • by STATEWORKERS IS Location: SAME AS CHECKDRAWERS on Jan 27, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    THEM STATE WORKER IS WHAT BREAKIN THE STATE WHEN U SEE 15 SITIN AN WATCHIN 1 WORK. belive me they do it all the time in 3 counties Im going to start filmin them send the tape to the goverment let him seejust what he hires they sum sorry jobs. AH I dont know why im complanin you all wont hire sum body that workS now thats a site

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