Wayne County's un-employment rate remained steady from June to July, 
according to the latest figures released by the Kentucky Education 
and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The local jobless rate was 6.4 percent in July, which was the same 
as in June. In July 2018, Wayne County's unemployment rate was 7.2 
    In the Lake Cumberland area, the unemployment rate in July was 5.8 
percent, up slightly from 5.6 percent in June. In July 2018, the rate 
for the 10 county area was 5.6 percent.
    The highest rate in this area in July was 7.3 percent, which was 
recorded in McCreary County. The lowest area rate was 4.2 percent, 
which was recorded in Cumberland County.
    Other area rates in July were: Adair County, 6.2 percent; Casey 
County, 5.1 percent; Clinton County, 6.1 percent; Green County, 5.7 
percent; Pulaski County, 5.6 percent; Russell County, 6.1 percent; 
and Taylor County, 5.7 percent.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 3.7 
percent. It was followed by: Boone County, 3.8 percent; Fayette 
County, 3.9 percent;  Campbell, Kenton, Oldham and Scott counties, 
4.1 percent each; and Bourbon, Cumberland and Shelby counties, 4.2 
percent each.
    Harlan County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 13.1 
percent. It was followed by: Magoffin County, 13 percent; Leslie 
County, 11.8 percent; Carter and Lewis counties, 9.8 percent each; 
Wolfe County, 9.3 percent; Elliott County, 9.1 percent; and Letcher 
County, 8.8 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.


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