Jessamine unemployment still high compared to 2019 rates

Published 11:11 am Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Unemployment rates rose in 113 Kentucky counties, including Jessamine, between September 2019 and September 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

In Jessamine County, the rate in September 2020 was 4.7 percent, up from the rate of 3.2 percent for September 2020. The rate was down, however, from the August 2020 rate of 6.4 percent. 

Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Carlisle, Cumberland, Pendleton, Shelby, Todd and Washington counties, 3.8 percent each; Henry and Spencer counties, 3.9 percent each; and Logan County, 4 percent.

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Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 13.5 percent. It was followed by Harlan County, 11.2 percent; Martin County, 10 percent; Letcher County, 9.3 percent; Breathitt and Leslie counties, 8.6 percent; Floyd County, 8.5 percent; Perry County, 8.3 percent; Knott County, 8 percent; and Johnson County, 7.9 percent.