Kentucky's jobless rate rises slightly in July

17 August 2018

(Bristol Herald Courier)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in July.

The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.3 percent. The preliminary statewide figure is up slightly from the 4.2 percent rate reported for June. Officials say the July rate was down from the 5 percent unemployment rate in July 2017.

Mike Clark is an associate director of the University of Kentucky's Center for Business and Economic Research. Clark says the number of people working also increased but the number of people unemployed grew at a faster rate.