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2:42 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Unemployment Payments Increase

Frankfort, KY – Officials at the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet say December's unemployment insurance claims set a single month record. Last month, the system paid out nearly seventy-nine million dollars in UI claims. Seventy-five percent more people applied for assistance this year than last December. Unemployment requests haven't hit this level since January 1983.