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Posted: Friday, 22 August 2014 7:21AM

Lower jobless rates reported in 108 Ky. counties



FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials say last month's jobless rates in 108 Kentucky counties were lower than in July 2013.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates rose in 10 counties and stayed the same in two.

It says Boone County in northern Kentucky had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 5.8 percent.

Caldwell County was next at 6 percent and Shelby and Woodford counties were at 6.1 percent each. The jobless rate was 6.2 percent in Daviess, Kenton, Oldham and Owen counties. The rate was 6.3 percent in Campbell and Simpson counties.

Magoffin County in eastern Kentucky had the state's highest unemployment rate at 15.4 percent.

It was followed by Jackson County at 14.6 percent, Harlan County at 14.4 percent, Leslie County at 13.3 percent and Letcher County at 13.2 percent.

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