Kentucky Unemployment

An economist says the unemployment rates dropped in all 120 Kentucky counties between August 2013 and 2014.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky has received a nearly $1.3 million federal grant aimed at helping the jobless get back in the workforce.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the U.S. Department of Labor grant will be used for in-person assessments in local career centers.

Beshear says the grants will help the unemployed get back to work quicker by giving them individualized services.

Ky. Gets Money To Train Long-Term Unemployed

Jul 17, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky has received a $1.2 million federal grant to expand training programs for long-term unemployed workers in hopes of getting them into new jobs.

Gov. Steve Beshear announced the National Emergency Grant on Tuesday, saying the money will strengthen government programs to provide needed training.

States invited to apply for the one-time funding in May were asked to concentrate on people who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer and who have nearly exhausted their unemployment benefits.