Laurel County, KY monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Laurel County, KY monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Laurel County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Laurel County had a 4.0% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.3% decrease from a month ago. Kentucky reported a 4.0% unemployment rate in November, which is the 19th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the London, KY metropolitan area was 4.5%, which is 0.5% higher than Laurel County. London has the 133th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Jackson County, KY: 5.4%
#2. Knox County, KY: 5.3%
#3. McCreary County, KY: 4.9%
#4. Rockcastle County, KY: 4.4%
#5. Pulaski County, KY: 4.3%
#6. Whitley County, KY: 4.2%
#7. Laurel County, KY: 4.0%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Kentucky
#1. Magoffin County: 9.2%
#2. Martin County: 8.0%
#3. Elliott County: 7.9%
#4. Owsley County: 7.4%
#5. Breathitt County: 7.3%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Kentucky
#1. Oldham County: 2.9%
#1. Woodford County: 2.9%
#3. Cumberland County: 3.0%
#3. Henry County: 3.0%
#3. Scott County: 3.0%

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