Jobless rates fall in most Ky. counties in Sept.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A new report on unemployment is showing continued improvement in most Kentucky counties.

The Office of Employment and Training released jobless rates Thursday showing improvement in 108 counties in September. The new information also shows that 12 counties saw unemployment worsen.

Woodford County had the lowest jobless rate in the state at 5.3 percent. Union County was at 5.9 percent. Calloway, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Oldham, Scott, Shelby and Warren counties were between 6 percent and 6.4 percent.

Fulton County remained the county with the highest unemployment rate at 16.7 percent. Magoffin County was at 15.8 percent.

The coalfield counties of Bell, Harlan, Jackson, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, Perry and Wolfe all were between 12.3 percent and 13.7 percent.