Kentucky unemployment numbers

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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. 

October Jobless Numbers Out for W. Ky.

Nov 20, 2012

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.