Annual unemployment rates were lower in 105 Kentucky counties in 2011 than in 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
In addition, 14 Kentucky counties had a higher annual unemployment in 2011 than in 2010 while the unemployment rate in Laurel County remained the same for both years.
LaRue County’s rate was 8.6 percent. Of a 6,983 average labor force, 6,382 people were employed.
The Elizabethtown Metro Statistical Area, which includes LaRue County, was 8.9 percent.