Kentucky Unemployment


The commonwealth’s uneven recovery from the 2008 economic downturn continues, according to the Kentucky Chamber’s senior economic advisor.

Office of Kentucky Governor

Kentucky businesses will save about $165 million on federal unemployment taxes because state leaders have paid off a $972 million federal loan. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said state officials paid off the loan two years ahead of schedule. Kentucky began borrowing from the federal government in 2009 when a combination of high unemployment and fewer jobs meant more people qualified for unemployment benefits than the state had money to pay.

Jobless Rates Fall In All But One Kentucky County

Dec 29, 2014

State officials say unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2013 and November 2014.

While Tuesday’s economic report showed positive signs that the country’s sluggish recovery may be speeding up, a recent report released by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy suggests the picture isn’t quite as rosy in the Commonwealth.

Jobless Rates Drop In All 120 Kentucky Counties

Sep 25, 2014

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