job market http://wkms.org en Discouraged Workers Expected to Come Back to Kentucky Labor Market http://wkms.org/post/discouraged-workers-expected-come-back-kentucky-labor-market <p></p><p>Kentucky’s unemployment rate dropped below 9 percent for the first time in three years in 2012. Since then it’s averaged 8.4 percent. But the job market has grown more than that number suggests.</p><p>As of the end of November, Kentucky had added 35,000 new jobs in 2012. Kentucky Office of Employment and Training economist Manoj Shanker says that’s a huge number. But he says unemployment rates haven’t dropped very quickly because as news gets better, people who haven’t been looking start re-entering the workforce.&nbsp; Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 26001 at http://wkms.org Discouraged Workers Expected to Come Back to Kentucky Labor Market