State Jobless Rate

State's Jobless Tally Lower Than National Rate

Mar 5, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has fallen below the national jobless rate.

The national unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January.

Manoj Shanker, an economist with the state Office of Employment and Training, said Thursday that figures show Kentucky's jobless rate has been below the national rate for the past six months.

He says the last time Kentucky's unemployment rate was below the national average for such an extended period was in 1995.