The effects the coronavirus has had on the local unemployment
picture begin to be reflected in the recent release of jobless
statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development
Cabinet. The rate for Wayne County in March increased by nearly two
The jobless rate for the month was 7.4 percent, up from 5.7 percent
in February. In March 2019, the local unemployment rate was 6.9 percent.
The overall rate for the Lake Cumberland area also took a jump, from
5 percent in February to 6.6 percent in March. In March 2019, the
rate for the 10 county area was 5.7 percent.
The highest rate in this area in March was 8.6 percent, which was
recorded in McCreary County. The lowest rate was 5.2 percent, which
was recorded in Taylor County.
Other rates in this area in March were: Adair County, 7.2 percent;
Casey County, 7.5 percent; Clinton County, 6.9 percent; Cumberland
County, 6.8 percent; Green County, 5.3 percent; Pulaski County, 6.4
percent; and Russell County, 7.3 percent.
The March unemployment rate showed that rates increased in 117
counties in the state.
Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth
at 4.1 percent. It was followed by: Fayette and Shelby counties, 4.4
percent each; Boone, Marion, Spencer and Woodford counties, 4.5
percent each; Scott County, 4.6 percent; and Campbell, Jessamine and
Kenton counties, 4.7 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at
18.1 percent. It was followed by: Harlan County, 14.5 percent; Leslie
County, 13.5 percent; Breathitt County, 12.6 percent; Martin County,
12.4 percent; Elliott County, 12.1 percent; Lewis County, 11.7
percent; Letcher County, 11.4 percent; Menifee County 10.5 percent;
and Knott County, 10.2 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to
measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian
labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed
Kentuckians who are actively seeking work.
They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks.
- McFarland unanimously approved as CTS General Manager
- Positive first week for Wayne County Schools
- Analyzing IU’s revised 2020 football schedule
- UPDATE: 11 jurors seated in murder trial of Joseph Oberhansley
- Extension Area Director applications to be reviewed in mid-September
- Accusations leave voters betwixt and between
Sorry, there are no recent results for popular images.
Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos.