Scott County has maintained one of Kentucky’s lowest unemployment rates for March, despite a record number of claims statewide.
Scott County’s March unemployment rate was 4.6, ranked eighth lowest in the state. Unemployment rates rose in 117 Kentucky counties, according to the Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet.
Oldham County has the state’s lowest job rate at 4.1 followed by Fayette and Shelby counties at 4 .4; Boone, Marion, Spencer and Woodford counties at 4.5, Scott at 4.6 with Campbell, Jessamine and Kenton counties at 4.7 percent each.
Magoffin County has the state’s highest unemployment rate at 16.1 percent, followed by Harlan at 14.5 percent, Leslie, 13.5 percent, Breathitt County at 12.6 percent, Martin County at 12.4 percent, Elliot County at 12.1 percent, Lewis County, 11.7 percent, Letcher County, 11.4 percent, Menifee County, 10.5 percent and Knott County, 10.2 percent.