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Henry jobless rate drops below 9%

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By The Staff

Submitted
Henry County was one of 99 counties in the state to experience a drop in unemployment rates from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Henry’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point, from 9.5 in May 2010 to 8.6 in May 2011.

Regionally, Trimble County experienced the most improvment, going from 13.3 percent in May 2010 to an even 10 percent this year. Conversely, Spencer County recorded the lowest decline — changing 0.1 points.

Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 7.3 percent. It was followed by Calloway and Oldham counties, 7.5 percent each; Hancock and Woodford counties, 7.6 percent each; Caldwell and Warren counties, 7.7 percent each; Union County, 7.8 percent; and Hardin and Ohio counties, eight percent each.

Jackson County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 17.4 percent. It was followed by Metcalfe County, 16.3 percent; Magoffin County, 15.9 percent; McCreary County, 14.9 percent; and Clay County, 14.5 percent.

 

REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
        May 11    Apr. 11    May 10
STATEWIDE    9.5%    9.7%    10.2%
ANDERSON    8.9%    9.1%    10.3%
BULLITT    10.4%    10.7%    10.7%
CARROLL     11.3%    12.1%    13.6%
FRANKLIN     8.1%    8.2%    8.6%
HENRY    8.6%    9.4%    9.5%
JEFFERSON    9.9%    10.0%    10.6%
OLDHAM    7.5%    7.6%    8.1%
OWEN        8.1%    8.6%    9.4%
SHELBY    8.3%    8.7%    8.8%
SPENCER    9.4%    10.1%    9.5%
TRIMBLE    10.0%    10.6%    13.3%