Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2008 and July 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
LaRue County’s rate rose from 12 percent to 14.3 percent in that timeframe. In July 2008, the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent.
Fayette County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 8.2 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 8.6 percent; and Boyd and Calloway counties, 8.8 percent.
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