Kentucky unemployment fell in majority of counties in 2016

Caroline Beck
April 26, 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment was 18,400 in March, 230 more than the year prior for a growth rate of 1.3 percent.

After experiencing its first annual unemployment rate increase in more than four years during February, the Cayuga County job market rebounded in March with a yearly decrease of 0.5 percentage points.

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment peaked at 4.02 percent at the end of 2016.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's report on March 2017's unemployment numbers shows increasing employment within the labor force. Official said rates rose in 26 counties and remained steady in two counties.

In the MSA, Vermillion County ranks the highest and tops the entire state, ranking No. 1 with 5.9 percent March unemployment rate.

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It's now six consecutive months of drops in the Iowa unemployment rate.

The highest unemployment rate in OH in February went to Monroe County which had 9.6 percent unemployment, followed by Jackson County and Trumbull County at 9.2 percent each, and Mahonig County which was tied with Meigs at 8.7 percent.

Fewer Yakima County residents were without jobs in March, contributing to a drop in the county's unemployment rate. Employment in information was unchanged.

Private sectors reporting significant losses in March were professional and business services (-4,400); and construction (-1,400). This placed Gallia 20th out of 88 counties, in terms of unemployment. LaGrange County, on the other hand, had the state's best labor force employment rate. The biggest month-to-month job gains happened in trade, transportation and utilities and education and health services.

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