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Jobless Rate Drops in Most Counties but Rises Statewide

Jobless rates have improved in 107 Kentucky counties, but not Jefferson. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released the latest unemployment numbers today. They show Jefferson County's jobless rate jumping from 8.1 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May. Most counties in the Louisville area saw similar increases. Last May, the Jefferson County unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. 


And while most counties saw a drop in joblessness, overall unemployment for Kentucky rose from 7.8 percent in April to 8.1 percent in May.


Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 5.3 percent. Fulton County had the highest jobless rate at 19.9 percent.


Additional information from the Associated Press

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.