Unemployment Falls in Most Ky. Counties in Last Year

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 117 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2017 and May 2018.

The Kentucky Center for Statistics says jobless rates rose in Owen and Spencer counties and stayed the same in Oldham County.

It says Woodford County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.9 percent. It was followed by Campbell and Scott counties at 3.1 percent each.

Magoffin County had the state’s highest jobless rate at 12 percent. Elliott County was next at 7.6 percent, followed by Carter County at 7.4 percent.