Whitesburg KY

Jobless rate is down even though county has far fewer jobs

Letcher County’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest mark in several years even though nearly 500 fewer people have jobs now when compared to only two years ago. According to state and federal statistics, Letcher County’s jobless rate for August 2018 — the most current date available — stood at 6.5 percent with 5,687 county residents holding down jobs. […]

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