KY Unemployment in 2009

Frankfort, KY – State officials say Kentucky's annual unemployment rate for 2009 jumped to a 26-year high of 10.5%. That's the highest annual rate since 1983 when it was 11.3%. The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced the rate yesterday. The US unemployment rate climbed to 9.3% last year, also making it the highest rate recorded since 1983 when it was 9.6%.