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Unemployment rate shows slight improvement in Kentucky, falls to 8.2 percent in November
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:34 AM EST
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training is reporting a slight improvement to the state's unemployment rate in November.
The rate remains higher than the 8 percent recorded in November 2012.
Employment boomed in November in the state's professional and business services sector, which added 5,200 jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector expanded by 1,200 positions.
The financial activities sector grew by 900 jobs. The government sector also added 900 positions.
The biggest loser was the construction sector, which shed 2,100 jobs in November. The trade, transportation and utilities sector lost 300 jobs.