<p>In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)</p>
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- State officials say unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between August 2017 and August 2018.
The Kentucky Center for Statistics says jobless rates rose during that period in Owen, Monroe and Metcalfe counties. The rates stayed the same in Nelson and Lyon counties.
The center says the state's lowest jobless rates were in Boone, Campbell and Woodford counties at 3.1 percent each. Next were Fayette, Kenton and Oldham counties at 3.2 percent each. Scott, Shelby and Spencer counties each had 3.3 percent rates.
The state's highest unemployment rate was in Magoffin County at 11.7 percent.