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Kentucky's annual unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in 2017, from 5.1 percent in 2016, while nonfarm employment gained 11,300 jobs, according to the state's Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. Read more

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Kentucky labor officials report that unemployment rates fell across a majority of Commonwealth counties last year. Read more

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly, to 5 percent, in January, while the national unemployment rate held at 4.8 percent after a week in which fewer people applied for the benefits than anytime since 1973. Read more

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The unemployment rate in Kentucky fell to 4.3 percent in October, with Fayette County’s falling to 3.1 percent, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reported.The agency, part of the state Education and Workforce Development... Read more

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Reports on Europe's job market and manufacturing sector both show the region's economic woes persist.The unemployment rate in the eurozone's 17 nations rose to a record 11.1% in May, the highest level since... Read more

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(Reuters) - The lengthy spells many Americans are spending without work risk leaving a lasting scar of higher unemployment on the U.S. economy and training programs are needed to avert the damage, the OECD said on Tuesday.More... Read more

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(Reuters) - Manufacturing grew in June at its slowest pace in 11 months and the number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell slightly last week, pointing to an economy mired in a soft patch.More from ... Read more

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(Reuters) - Jobless rates in 49 out of the 50 U.S. states dropped in May from a year earlier, the Labor Department said on Friday, raising the stakes in a presidential contest where job creation is the top issue.More from ... Read more

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(Reuters) - The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits fell last week for the first time since April, a hint that a slowdown in hiring last month may only be temporary.More from ... Read more

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The nation's unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in May from 8.1 percent in April as just 69,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said... Read more

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According to the seventh annual talent shortage survey from staffing firm ManpowerGroup, 49% of employers in all industries are experiencing difficulty filling open positions within their organizations, despite the fact that millions... Read more

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