Kentucky unemployment rate Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Falls To 5 Percent By Associated Press • Oct 15, 2015 AP Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in September for the first time in 14 years. Nationally, the unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Kentucky's rate dropped from 5.2 percent in August. Kentucky Jobless Rate Hits Six Year Low By Associated Press • Dec 18, 2014 Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years. Unemployment Up In 78 Ky. Counties By Associated Press • Jun 27, 2013 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates have risen in 78 counties between May 2012 and May 2013, decreased in 32 counties and remained the same in 10.