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Unemployment jumps again
In Jan. 6 Issue
By John Thompson
Times Journal Reporter

Russell County's unemployment rate jumped in November from October's 10.2 percent to 11.0 percent according to Kentucky's Office of Employment and Training labor force statistics.  

This breaks a trend that started after August when the rate was 10.6 percent, followed by a decrease in September to 10.3 percent.  

The last time unemployment was at this level was in May when the unemployment rate for Russell County was at 11.4 percent.

Progression back up in unemployment for the county follows the trend for the state, which went from a 9.3 percent in October to 9.9 percent in November.  Overall, the state and county unemployment rates have been rising from the beginning of the year.

Magoffin County showed the highest unemployment rate at 18.3 percent while Woodford County had the lowest at 7.4 percent.  Russell County's 11.0 percent unemployment rate ranks the county 71st, along with six other counties, among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

The official unemployment rate for the United States is at 9.3 percent, up from 9 percent for the month of October.

Statistics provided are "preliminary" and are subject to revision.  The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment figures are based on persons 16 years old and older who had no employment during the reference month, were available for work, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the four week period.  

The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed persons as a percent of the labor force.  Unemployment rates do not consider unemployed those who have had to take part time jobs or have stopped looking for work and does not accurately reflect those working "under the table."

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