Unemployment Rates

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, fell in 18 and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Locally, unemployment rose year-to-year in Adair, Green, Metcalfe, and Taylor Counties, fell in Casey and Cumberland Counties, and was unchanged from November 2018 to November 2019 in Russell County.

Russell County was at 5.2% Adair 4.8%, Casey 3.6, Cumberland 3.6, and Green 4.0%.

Fayette and Oldham counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent each. It was followed by Shelby County at 3 percent; Boone, Campbell, Henry and Woodford counties, 3.1 percent each; and Carroll, Jessamine, Monroe, Pendleton, Scott and Spencer counties, 3.2 percent each.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent.

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