Jobless rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties in May 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 74 of the state’s 120 counties between May 2016 and May 2017.

The state Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates rose in 28 counties during that period and stayed the same in 18 counties.

The agency says Woodford County had the state’s lowest jobless rate at 3 percent. It was followed by Oldham County at 3.3 percent and Shelby County at 3.4 percent. Next were Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.5 percent each.

Magoffin County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 16.6 percent. Leslie County was next at 9.9 percent, followed by Elliott County at 9.8 percent, Letcher County at 9.7 percent and Harlan County at 9.5 percent.

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