Manoj Shanker http://wkms.org en Kentucky Unemployment Increases Compared to 2012 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-unemployment-increases-compared-2012 <p>The unemployment rate has risen over the past year in 96 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.&nbsp;</p><p>Data from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training shows that the statewide unemployment rate for November was up slightly over last year at 7.7%, with an increase of three-tenths of a percent.</p><p>Workforce Development Cabinet Economist Manoj&nbsp;Shanker says the increase reflects a particularly devastating year for Eastern Kentucky communities, which have the highest unemployment rates in Kentucky.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:59:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37621 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Unemployment Increases Compared to 2012 Jobless Rates Fall http://wkms.org/post/jobless-rates-fall <p>Kentucky&#39;s jobless rate fell again last month.&nbsp;The latest figures from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training say the May rate was down to 8.2 percent, a tenth of a percent decrease from April.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:13:19 +0000 Associated Press 18384 at http://wkms.org Jobless Rates Fall Kentucky Sees Job Growth in 2011 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-sees-job-growth-2011 <p>AP Report...</p><p>The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reports the Commonwealth had substantial job growth last year. State economist Manoj Shanker says the over 21,000 jobs added shows Kentucky&rsquo;s economy has made strides in recovering from the recession. Job sectors that saw significant growth were temporary professional services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and education and health, while the construction and information sectors saw little growth. Kentucky had the 12th highest annual unemployment rate in the nation in 2011.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:41:08 +0000 Gary Pitts 17091 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Sees Job Growth in 2011