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Jobless rates down in 91 Kentucky counties in May 2016, including Union, Crittenden & Henderson counties

Jobless rates down in 91 Kentucky counties in May 2016, including Union, Crittenden & Henderson counties

Bill Stephens

June 23rd, 2016

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Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties, including Union, Crittenden and Henderson, between May 2015 and May 2016, rose in 24 counties, and remained the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

In Union County the jobless rate in May 2016 was 6.8 percent, down from 7.1 percent in May 2015, but up from the April 2016 unemployment rate of 6.3 percent.

In Crittenden County the unemployment rate in May 2016 was 5.1 percent, down from 5.7 percent from May of last year.

In Henderson County the jobless rate in May 2016 dropped to 4.7 percent, compared to 5.0 percent in May 2015.

In Webster County the unemployment rate between May 2016 and May 2015 stayed the same at 5.5 percent.

Woodford County continued to record the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth in May 2016 at 3.3 percent, while Magoffin County continued to record the highest unemployment rate at 15.6 percent.

State officials report the jobless rate remained the same between May 2015 and May 2016 in the counties of Letcher, Marshall, Menifee, Powell, and as just reported Webster.

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually count people working, but they do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.

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