Unemployment rates decreasing in most Ky. counties

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Posted: Jan 26, 2012 1:43 PM
Unemployment rates decreasing in most Ky. counties

Most Kentucky counties are reporting a decrease in unemployment.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says 114 counties reported that jobless rates fell from December 2010 to December 2011. Six counties reported an increase in unemployment during the same time period.

Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate at 6.1 percent, followed by Fayette County at 6.5 percent and Boone County at 6.9 percent.

Jackson County had the highest jobless rate at 15.2 percent, followed by Fulton County at 14.9 percent at Magoffin County at 14.4 percent.

The statistics are based on estimates and don't include people who haven't looked for a job in the last four weeks.