Union County unemployment up; Webster down compared to last year | Business
Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties is up from where it was a year ago, while 26 county rates have fewer job seekers and six about the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Union County unemployment was 8% in June; up from 7.1% in June of 2012. However, Webster County's jobless rate was down from 9.3% to 8.6%.
Hancock County had one of the ten lowest unemployment rates in Kentucky once again last month at 7.6%, up however, from 7% from the year before.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.5 percent during June. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.9 percent each; Fayette and Scott counties, 7.1 percent each; Anderson County, 7.3 percent; Kenton and Simpson counties, 7.4 percent each; and Campbell, Hancock, Larue, Shelby and Spencer counties, 7.5 percent each.
Henderson County unemployment was 8.1% in June while Hopkins County was at 8.8%.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 18.5 percent.