Union County unemployment rate among state's lowest | News
Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between December 2011 and December 2012, while 21 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Kentucky's overall unemployment number last month was 7.9 percent.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Union and Fayette counties, 5.9 percent each; Franklin and Oldham counties, 6.1 percent each; Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; Scott County, 6.3 percent; Jessamine County, 6.4 percent; and Daviess and Warren counties, 6.5 percent each.
Webster County's unemployment rate was 7.6, down from 7.9 in December 2011.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 16.9 percent. It was followed by Fulton County, 15. 8 percent; Leslie County, 14.6 percent; Letcher County, 14 percent; Knott County, 13.8 percent; Bell, Harlan and Wolfe counties 13.5 percent; Jackson County, 12.9 percent; and McCreary and Perry counties, 12.7 percent.