FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state is reporting a slight drop in
the jobless rate.
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released figures
Friday showing the rate at 10 percent in April, which is down from
10.2 percent in March and the lowest rate since February 2009, when
it was 9.8 percent.
Labor market analyst Justine Detzel says the dropping
unemployment rate is a sign that Kentucky's economy is improving.
She said nonfarm employment grew for the fourth consecutive month.
Eight of the 11 major nonfarm job sectors reported employment
increases in April, while three decreased.
The manufacturing sector led the way, reporting an increase of
2,500 jobs in April. The government sector reported the biggest
decrease, losing 1,600 jobs.
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