Ky. Jobless Rate

Local/Regional News
12:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Ky. Jobless Rate Rises For Third Straight Month

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.

The Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that the statewide rate rose slightly from 8.4 percent in June.

The jobless rate has risen every month since April, when unemployment stood at 7.9 percent.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in July, down from 7.6 percent the prior month.

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