Kentucky officials say unemployment rates have increased in 96 of the state's 120 counties between June 2016 and June 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.
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.