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Unemployment up July 2017 v July 2016 in all CM 7-County area

County jobless rates released for July 2016 and July 2017. Unemployment was up in all 7 CM area counties, Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and in July 2016 vs. July 2017.
RELATED: Unemployment down Jul 16 to Jul 17 in only 18 KY Counties

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From Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS)
In Collaboration with Larry Smith, Shorelines Communications
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7-County Area Unemployment Comparison
July 2016 vs July 2017; ranked best to worst joblessness July 2017
  1. Metcalfe Co. unemployment, up from 4.6%, 2016, to 5.1%, 2017
  2. Casey Co. unemployment, up from 4.6%, 2016, to 5.5%, 2017
  3. Cumberland Co. unemployment, up from 5.0%, 2016, to 5.7%, 2017
  4. Green Co. unemployment, up from 4.5%, 2016, to 6.0%, 2017
  5. Taylor Co. unemployment, up from 5.5%, 2016, to 6.3%, 2017
  6. Adair Co. unemployment, up from 6.8%, 2016, to 7.5%, 2017
  7. Russell Co. unemployment, up from 7.3%, 2016, to 7.7%, 2017
For July 2017, the Lake Cumberland Area Development District unemployment rate rose from 6.0% in July 2016 to 6.9% in July 2017, while the Barren River Area Development District, which includes Metcalfe County, rose from 4.2% in July 2016 to 5.0% in July 2017.

For the month of July 2017, the national unemployment rate was 4.6%; the rate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky was 5.9% for July 2017.

To see the charts for all 120 Kentucky Counties, including the chart above, click toJuly+2017+CountyJF.PDF

This story was posted on 2017-08-27 15:01:04
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