NKY Counties Among Lowest Unemployment Rates in Kentucky

Though eighteen Kentucky counties saw their unemployment rates rise between September 2018 and September of this year, 91 counties' rates fell, while 11 stayed the same.

New data was released Thursday by the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

Fayette, Oldham, and Woodford counties all recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.8 percent each.

Boone County followed at 2.9 percent. 

Campbell and Pendleton counties were next at 3 percent each.

Kenton tied with Cumberland, Henry, Scott, and Shelby counties to come next at 3.1 percent.

Harlan County, in eastern Kentucky, maintains the state's highest unemployment rate at 11.9 percent.

Kentucky’s county unemployment rates and employment levels are not seasonally adjusted because of small sample sizes, a news release said. 

-Staff report