McLean, Ohio, Hancock County nemployment ticks upward in June | Business
Unemployment rates increased in 88 Kentucky counties is up from where it was a year ago, while 26 county rates have fewer job seekers and six about the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Hancock County had one of the ten lowest unemployment rates once again last month.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.5 percent during June. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 6.9 percent each; Fayette and Scott counties, 7.1 percent each; Anderson County, 7.3 percent; Kenton and Simpson counties, 7.4 percent each; and Campbell, Hancock, Larue, Shelby and Spencer counties, 7.5 percent each.
Still, unemployment rose slightly in Hancock County, from 7 to 7.5% between June 2012 and this year. In McLean County, the jobless rate rose from 8.9 to 9.4% while in Ohio County, 7.7% were out of work last month, compared to 7.3% in June of last year.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 18.5 percent.