Kentucky unemployment rate http://wkms.org en KY Jobless Rate Drops to 7.9% in April ‘13 http://wkms.org/post/ky-jobless-rate-drops-79-april-13 <p></p><p>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said the commonwealth’s April unemployment rate has fallen 0.3 percent from a year ago and has dropped a tenth of a point from March 2013.</p><p>Kentucky’s 7.9 percent rate reflects a similar trend in national numbers over the same period.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:39:29 +0000 Todd Hatton 31670 at http://wkms.org KY Jobless Rate Drops to 7.9% in April ‘13 KY's Feb. jobless rates fall in 2/3 of state http://wkms.org/post/kys-feb-jobless-rates-fall-23-state <p>Kentucky’s February unemployment numbers show jobless rates fell in more than two-thirds of the state over the previous year.&nbsp; Rates either dropped or increased slightly in Purchase and Pennyrile counties. According to the Office of Employment and Training report released Thursday, only two western counties, Daviess and Union, were among the ten lowest in the state at just over seven percent.&nbsp; Fulton County was the fifth highest at almost sixteen percent.&nbsp; The national unemployment rate for February was eight point one.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:49:03 +0000 Todd Hatton 29875 at http://wkms.org KY's Feb. jobless rates fall in 2/3 of state 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