Unemployment rates rose in 94 Kentucky counties between October 2006 and October 2007, including Henry County. While the KIPDA region’s unemployment rate increased only slightly from September to October, just .3 percent, Henry County’s rate of 5.9 percent was .9 percent over September 2007 and .7 over October 2006. Jefferson County posted the lowest unemployment rate in the region for October with 5.2 percent, which remains unchanged from October 2006, and one tenth of a point lower than September 2007. Jefferson was the only county in the KIPDA region to post a decrease in its unemployment rate. Spencer County posted the highest rate in the region, nine percent, which marked a two percent jump over October 2006, and a 2.4 percent jump over September 2007. The unemployment rate dropped in 18 counties and remained the same in eight counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Education Cabinet. Fayette and Warren counties posted the lowest jobless rate in the commonwealth at 3.7 percent each. Other counties with low unemployment rates were Woodford County, 3.8 percent; Jessamine County, 3.9 percent; Scott County, 4 percent; Mason County 4.1 percent; and Boone, Clark, Franklin, Madison and Robertson counties, 4.2 percent each. Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 10.2 percent. It was followed by Grayson County, 9.7 percent; Harlan County, 9.1 percent; Spencer County, 9 percent; Clay County, 8.9 percent; Magoffin County, 8.7 percent; Wolfe County, 8.4 percent; Owsley County, 8.3 percent; and Menifee and Morgan counties, 7.8 percent each. Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. 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 in this news release are not seasonally adjusted to allow for comparisons between United States, state and counties figures. Learn more about the Office of Employment and Training at www.workforce.ky.gov. E-mail us about this article at firstname.lastname@example.org.