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Unemployment Rates Higher than Average in Four Rivers Region, from pdf

Kentucky unemployment rates are on the rise. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training and Kentucky Labor Market Information between March 2015 and March 2016 rates rose in 65 counties, fell in 37 and stayed the same in 18.

Four Rivers Region:

The average rate in the Four Rivers Region is around 6.5%.

Ballard County has the highest rate at 9.9%, followed by Livingston at 8.4% and Muhlenberg at 7.9%. Daviess County has the lowest at 5.1% percent, followed by Calloway and Todd at 5.2%.


Magoffin County had the highest unemployment rate at 20.1%. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate at 3.6%.

Kentucky’s overall unemployment rate is 5.8%, compared to a 5.1% national average.

See the PDF unemployment rate map

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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