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Kentucky Jobless Rate at 5.3%, Sees Gains in Public Education/Health Sector

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Kentucky’s jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent last month, down from 5.6 percent in March, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.

The rate is identical to that recording for the state in April 2015.  

OET State economist ManojShanker says while nonfarm employment statewide decreased by 4,000 jobs in April, the state did see a gain of 1,900 jobs in the public sectors of education, administration and state-owned hospitals.  

The state also saw gains in the financial professional business sectors while losing jobs in the leisure-hospitality and mining and logging sectors.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2016 was 5 percent.  

Last month, the Current Population Survey estimated Kentucky’s civilian labor force is more than 1,982,000.  

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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