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Unemployment rates in Ky. counties drop below 10 percent

Employers Adding Jobs In May Pushes Unemployment Rate Down To 3.8 Percent
Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 10:16:30-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — None of Kentucky's 120 counties had an unemployment rate above 10 percent in November.

State officials say it is the first time since October 2000 that none of the state's counties had a double-digit unemployment rate.

Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.5 percent. Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 9.9 percent.

Employment statistics can fluctuate wildly because of seasonal events. Kentucky's statewide unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted to account for those changes. But the county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted because the sample sizes are too small.

The unemployment rates are estimates designed to measure trends. The statistics do not include people who are unemployed and have not looked for a job in the past four weeks.