For the first time since October 2008, the state’s unemployment rate showed a drop in the percent of unemployed Kentuckians from June to July.
The state recorded an 11.0 percent unemployment rate in July compared to the 11.1 in June.
Locally, unemployment figures have doubled from June 2008 to June 2009. July county figures have not been released. In June 2008, there were 585 unemployed Harrison Countians compared to the 2009 figures from the same month at 1,202. In June 2009 the rate for Harrison County was 12.2 compared to the 2008 figure for June of 6.1.
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