July 2013 http://wuky.org en Ky. Jobless Rate Rises For Third Straight Month http://wuky.org/post/ky-jobless-rate-rises-third-straight-month <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's unemployment rate rose to 8.5 percent in July as the state's civilian labor force shrank, marking the third straight monthly increase in the jobless rate.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that the statewide rate rose slightly from 8.4 percent in June.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The jobless rate has risen every month since April, when unemployment stood at 7.9 percent.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:30:48 +0000 Associated Press 36090 at http://wuky.org Ky. Jobless Rate Rises For Third Straight Month