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Jobless Rates Down in 119 Kentucky Counties

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New numbers from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show jobless rates in 119 counties fell in May compared to the previous year.  

May 2015 Co Charts

Today’s report says all Purchase region counties saw some increase in unemployment from the previous month, but were all at least a point lower than May 2014.  

Pennyrile counties followed a similar pattern.  

Woodford recorded the lowest rate in the Commonwealth at 3-point-8 percent with Magoffin County posting the highest at 12.7 percent.   

Russell County, in south-central Kentucky, was the only county to see a rise.  

The state’s unemployment rate matches the national average at 5-point-3 percent.

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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