Breathitt County saw the largest dip in jobless rates, dropping from 10.7 percent in August to 10 percent in September. Breathitt also recorded the lowest rate of the KRADD counties.
Perry County, which holds the largest labor force of 11,473 people in the Kentucky River district, recorded an unemployment rate of 12.5 percent, down from a high for the year of 12.7 percent in August.
Wolfe County recorded the lowest rate of unemployment with 13.9 percent, down from 14.1 in August.
The state’s two most populated counties also recorded a slight dip in unemployment rates in September as well. Fayette County dropped from 8.2 percent in August to 7.7 percent in September. Jefferson County dropped from 10.6 percent to 10.5 percent in the same time period.
The statewide unemployment rate also dropped in September. According to the latest figures from the Office of Employment and Training, the state’s rate dropped to 10.9 percent in September from 11. 2 percent in August.