AP (19 January 2018)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials say Kentucky ended last year with a drop in its unemployment rate.
The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says the seasonally adjusted preliminary rate in December was 4.4 percent. That's down from the 4.7 percent rate in November, and was lower than the 4.8 percent jobless rate across Kentucky in December 2016.
Kentucky's jobless rate last month was slightly above the 4.1 percent national rate.