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According to the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program, the unemployment rate in Kentucky as of February 2014 is 8.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted). The latest press released published by the Office of Employment and Training (OET) shows Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate at 7.8 percent. In turn, the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.
Even though the unemployment rate is high in contrast to the national unemployment rate, Kentucky rates have decreased since last February 2013 when it was 9.1 percent.
*Not seasonally adjusted.
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You can see the fluctuation of the unemployment rate in Kentucky for the last months below:
*Data not seasonally adjusted.
The labor force of Kentucky is 2,046,625 with 1,862,431 employed and 169,446 unemployed. In comparison to last year (February 2013), the Kentucky labor force was 2,059,487 with 1,871,432 employed and 188,055 unemployed.
You can see the fluctuation of the labor force in Kentucky for the last months below:
Employment per Areas
Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment (January 2014):
Data provided by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, number of persons in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
For more information regarding Kentucky’s labor market, visit: https://kylmi.ky.gov/.
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