The Richmond Register

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April 16, 2014

Local jobless rate for 2013 same as 2012

RICHMOND — Madison was one of 12 Kentucky counties with a 2013 jobless rate unchanged from the previous year, according to statistics released Tuesday.

Still, only four counties – Woodford, 6.1; Fayette and Oldham, 6.5; and Scott, 6.7 – had jobless rates better than Madison’s 6.8 percent.

Four other counties joined Madison at 6.8 percent, Boone, Daviess, Franklin and Shelby. Caldwell, Owen and Warren counties were next at 7 percent.

Only five counties – Leslie County, 17.7 percent; Harland and Magoffin, 17.6; Letcher, 17.3; Knott 16.1 – had rates higher than the 15 percent jobless rate of Jackson County, Madison’s neighbor to the southeast. Its rate also was shared by Fulton County.

According to labor force estimates from the Office of Employment and Training, Madison County’s labor pool grew by 551 in 2013 to 45,916. The number with jobs rose 499 to 42,789. The number of unemployed was up by 52 to 3,127 as the rate remained the same.

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working, according to an Office of Employment and Training news release.

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.

The statistics were not seasonally adjusted to allow for comparisons between national, state and county figures and may be revised in the future, the agency’s news release stated.

For more state and local Kentucky labor statistics, visit

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