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Unemployment rates increase locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between November 2020 and December 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 06 Feb 2021

Unemployment rates decrease in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between October 2020 and November 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 16 Jan 2021

October unemployment rates climb in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between September 2020 and October 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 14 Dec 2020

Local September unemployment rates nearing pre-COVID-19 levels

September 2020 unemployment rates for Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties are still hovering above pre-COVID-19 levels, but have fallen below pre-COVID-19 levels in Bell and McCreary counties, according to a News Journal review of state unemployment rate data. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 02 Nov 2020

Unemployment rates rise locally, across state between June and July

Unemployment rates rose in every Kentucky county between June 2020 and July 2020, and unemployment rates rose in 109 Kentucky counties between July 2019 and July 2020, including Whitley, Laurel, Knox, Bell and McCreary counties, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020

Local May unemployment rates improving, but still high

May unemployment numbers in Kentucky were a mix of bad news and good news regarding the state’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First the bad news, unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between May 2019 and May 2020, according to the Kentucky Center...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020

Local unemployment rates rose significantly in April

There are perhaps three positive things that can be said about Whitley County’s April unemployment rate, which was released Thursday. The first is that Whitley County’s April unemployment rate is better than the state average, which isn’t usually the case. The second is that...
Posted On 07 Jun 2020

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 18 Kentucky counties between September 2018 and September 2019, fell in 91 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019

Unemployment rate climbs locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 99 Kentucky counties between July 2018 and July 2019, including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties, fell in 15 and stayed the same in six counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019

Unemployment rates drop locally, across the state

Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019 – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties – rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 29 May 2019