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Report: Louisville has lowest unemployment rate since before Great Recession

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The labor market in Louisville and surrounding counties is better now than it's been since the 2009 Great Recession, according to a first-ever report from Kentuckiana Works in conjunction with Louisville Metro Government.

The report shows Louisville's unemployment rate in September at 5.5 percent, with 22,000 more jobs in the area than five years ago.

The average wage has jumped by $3,000 annually and the top fields hiring are health care and information technology.

To view the full report, click here.

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