Unemployment rates fell in 92 Kentucky counties between November 2014 and November 2015, rose in 23 counties, including Union County, and remained the same in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
The jobless rate in Union County for November 2015 was 5.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in November 2014 and up from 5.4 percent compared to October of this year.
In Crittenden County, the unemployment rate for November of this year was 4.6 percent, a drop from 5 percent in November 2014, but up from 4 percent compared to October 2015.
The jobless rate in Henderson County for November 2015 was 4.6 percent, a drop from 4.9 percent in November 2014, and up from 4.1 percent in October of this year.
And in Webster County, the unemployment rate for November 2015 was 4.8 percent, a slight increase from 4.6 percent reported in November 2014, and up from 4.3 percent from October of this year.
According to state officials, Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.2 percent, while Magoffin County continued to record the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.6 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work, but they do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.