Kentucky unemployment rate drops to 6-year low

Kentucky unemployment rate drops to 6-year low

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years.

The state Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that last month's seasonally adjusted rate was down from a revised 6.2 percent jobless rate in October. Officials say last month's rate was Kentucky's lowest since April 2008, when the rate was 5.9 percent.

They say the preliminary November rate was 2.1 percentage points below the state's 8.1 percent jobless rate in November 2013.

Officials report broad employment gains in Kentucky. The trade, transportation and utility sector added 2,300 jobs in November from a month earlier.

Manufacturing jobs in the state held steady from October to November, while employment in the mining and logging sector dropped by 400 in November.

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