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Jobless rate fell to 8 percent in December from 8.2 percent the month before
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:59 PM EST
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates for December fell to 8 percent.
The state's trade, transportation and utilities sector grew by 4,200 jobs in December 2013 and the education and health services sector increased by 300. The leisure and hospitality sector gained 100 jobs as did the mining and logging sector.
Meanwhile jobs in the manufacturing sector lost 700 positions, while the government sector lost 300 jobs and the service sector lost 200.
The information sector remained flat in December.