Jobless rates down in 115 Kentucky counties in July 2015. Northern Kentucky Counties in Top 10.
Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between July 2014 and July 2015, but rose in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Owen counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone County, 4.3 percent; Scott County, 4.4 percent; Campbell, Jessamine and Kenton counties, 4.5 percent each; Anderson County, 4.6 percent; and Madison and Monroe counties, 4.7 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.8 percent. It was followed by Harlan County, 12 percent; Leslie County, 11.1 percent; Letcher County, 10.8 percent; Carter County, 10.3 percent; Clay, Knott, Russell and Wayne counties, 10.1 percent each; and Wolfe County, 10 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.