Unemployment rates fell in all but three of Kentucky’s 117 counties between May 2017 and May 2018.
Rates rose in Owen and Spencer counties and remained the same in Oldham County.
The average unemployment rate in Kentucky is 4.2 percent.
The numbers come from the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent. It is followed by Campbell, Scott, Boone and Fayette counties.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12 percent. It is followed by Elliott and Carter counties. Harlan County claims the number four highest unemployment rate, coming in at 7.3 percent. Leslie County has the eighth highest rate of unemployment at seven percent.
In Letcher County, the unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.