Unemployment rates fell in 61 Kentucky counties between June 2005 and June 2006, rose in three counties and stayed the same in one county, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education Cabinet.
In June 2006, seven counties had a jobless rate at or above 10 percent compared to four counties that recorded double-digit rates in June 2005.
Boone County's 4.3 percent jobless rate was the lowest in the commonwealth. Other low rates were recorded in Spencer County, 4.4 percent; Oldham, Shelby and Woodford counties, 4.6 percent each; Gallatin County, 4.8 percent; Fayette and Grant counties, 4.9 percent each; Jessamine, Kenton, and Scott and Trigg counties, 5 percent each.
McCreary County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate -11.1 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 11 percent; Wolfe County 10.8 percent; Clay and Muhlenberg counties, 10.6 percent each; Elliott County, 10.1 percent; Leslie County, 10 percent; Jackson County, 9.7 percent; Todd County, 9.6 percent; and Harlan and Lee counties, 9.3 percent each.