KENTUCKY'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 7.4% IN JUNE 2014 PDF Print
Sunday, 20 July 2014 05:49

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for June 2014 dropped to 7.4 percent from a revised 7.7 percent in May 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET). The preliminary June 2014 jobless rate was 1.0 percentage points below last month.

In June 2014, Kentucky’s civilian labor force numbers were down as compared to last month.  Employment numbers were down as well as the number of unemployed.

Private sector employment was up. Goods producing industries gained 400 jobs, while private service-providing services added 3,300 jobs.

The trade, transportation and utilities sector gained jobs in June 2014. More than half of these jobs are in the retail trade sector. Kentucky’s manufacturing sector gained compared to last month. The information sector gained 900 jobs in June 2014..

The financial activities sector posted an increase in jobs from a month ago.

Employment in the other services sector, which includes repairs and maintenance, personal care services, and religious organizations, were down compared to last month’s numbers.

Employment in the educational and health services sector posted a decline in jobs last month as well as jobs in construction.  Government jobs were down as well as the state’s leisure and hospitality sector.

 

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