Kentucky unemployment rate jumps to 8.4 percent in June
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky's official unemployment rate jumped to 8.4 percent in June, an increase from May's rate of 8.1 percent.
The rate is also slightly higher than the June 2012 rate of 8.3 percent and considerably higher than the national rate of 7.6 percent.
The civilian labor force was virtually unchanged in June, increasing by 24 people compared to May. Employment dropped by 5,110 during the month of June, while the number of unemployed people increased by 5,134.
The biggest job gains came from arts, entertainment and recreation, which gained 1,800 jobs. Manufacturing saw the biggest losses, falling by 3,200 positions. Most other sectors also experienced losses in June.