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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's jobless rate has dipped to 9.6
percent but remains above the national rate of 9 percent.
The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says
the state's October figure fell from 9.7 percent the previous month
and 10.2 percent for October 2010.
Office of Employment and Training research and statistics
director Ron Crouch says jobs increased in October for the first
time since July, including the highest level of nonfarm employment
since December 2008.
The agency says six of the 11 leading nonfarm job sectors
reported an employment increase in October, while four declined and
one remained the same. The greatest increase was in manufacturing
with 2,900 more jobs, while the largest loss was 600 jobs in the
professional and business services sector.