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Unemployment has fallen over the last year in around 68 percent of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

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The Kentucky unemployment rate is now on par with the national average. The July jobless rate dipped to 4.9% from 5% in June. 

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A new jobs report shows unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties, rose in 33 and remained the same in 4 between April 2015 and April 2016. 

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Kentucky unemployment rates are on the rise. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training and Kentucky Labor Market Information between March 2015 and March 2016 rates rose in 65 counties, fell in 37 and stayed the same in 18.

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New state numbers show the Commonwealth’s August jobless rates have dropped compared to a year ago. It sits at 5.2 percent, just under August 2014’s 6 percent.

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New numbers from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show jobless rates in 119 counties fell in May compared to the previous year.  

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate last month plunged to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate in ten years.  It was a decrease from January’s jobless rate of 5.7 percent. 

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Kentucky is one of 10 states chosen to develop a model program to assist those who are long-term unemployed and on food stamps.  

The headlines tell the story:

-- "Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits." (All Things Considered)

-- "Senate Blocks Jobless Aid." (Politico)

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Kentucky is receiving $1.2 million in federal money for workers who have been without jobs for more than six months. 

Terri Bradshaw with the State Office of Employment and Training said grants will support on-the-job training, customized training and registered apprenticeships.

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