Kentucky jobless rate drops to three year low

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is reporting that the state
unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent in December, a three-year
low.
The Office of Employment and Training said that was down
slightly from 9.4 percent in November.
The state added 8,400 nonfarm jobs, raising the number of
Kentuckians with jobs to 1,808,700.
Seven of the 11 major job sectors reported an increase in job
numbers.
Kentucky's trade, transportation and utilities sector added
3,400 jobs in December. The leisure and hospitality sector gained
2,700 jobs. The professional and business services sector added
1,200 jobs. And manufacturing added 1,100.
Education and health services sector lost 1,000 jobs in
December. Mining and logging lost 300 jobs for the month.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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