Unemployment rates rose in 119 of Kentucky’s 120 counties between January 2008 and January 2009 and stayed the same in Martin County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
LaRue County’s rate jumped to 12.4 percent, up from 8.5 percent in December 2008.
The rate was 4.9 percent in December 2007. Of a 7,314 workforce, 908 people are without jobs.
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