A new report shows while the unemployment rate has went down in most of Kentucky’s 120 counties between June 2017 and June 2018, the rate is still above the national average. Kentucky sits at 5%, while the national average is at 4.2%. Woodford Co recorded the state’s lowest rate at 3.6%. They were followed by Shelby Co at 3.7%, Oldham Co and Spencer Co at 3.8% each, Boone Co, Campbell Co and Kenton Co at 3.9% each and Fayette, Scott and Washington Counties at 4% each.
Magoffin Co has the highest rate at 14.9% followed by Elliott Co at 9.8%, Carter Co at 9.6%, Harlan Co at 8.9%, Leslie Co at 8.8%, Breathitt Co at 8.7 %, Clay Co at 8.5%, Wolfe Co at 8.4%, and Knott Co at 8.3%. The following is a list of counties within our coverage area: Johnson Co. 7.5%, Floyd Co 7.9%, Morgan Co 7.1%. Martin Co 7.1%, Pike Co 7.4 % and Lawrence Co 8.3%. To see a complete list of every Kentucky County, click on the following link.