Kentucky unemployment numbers

10:14 am
Thu March 5, 2015

KY January Jobless Rate Falls Below National Average

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Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reports the state’s January unemployment rate has come in at five and a half percent, below the five point seven percent national average.  Economist Manoj Shanker with the Office of Employment and Training says after annual revisions, this marks the sixth straight month Kentucky’s jobless rate has been lower than the national number.  He says the last time the Commonwealth posted a lower percentage than the U.S. was in 1995. 

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3:21 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

October Jobless Numbers Out for W. Ky.

Caldwell and Webster counties tied for the lowest October unemployment rate in western Kentucky. Webster’s rate dropped from 7.5 percent in September to 6.6 percent in October, while Caldwell County’s rate stayed flat.

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