KENTUCKY JOBLESS RATE Jobless Rate Down in 97 Ky. Counties, Up In 21
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 24, 2013 2:27 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 2:35 PM EST
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Frankfort, Franklin County
The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet saidjobless rates are down in 97 counties, up in 21 and didn't change in two.
The agency said in a statement on Thursday that the rates compare December 2012 to December 2011.
Woodford County had the lowest unemployment in the state with 5.4 percent. Two other counties -- Fayette and Union -- also had rates under 6 percent.
Magoffin County had the highest unemployment rate in the state with 16.9 percent. It was followed by Fulton County with 15. 8 percent, Leslie County with 14.6 percent and Letcher County with 14 percent.
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