Report shows mixed news for employment in Kentucky
A report indicates the jobless rate has dropped slightly in Kentucky. The Office of Employment and Training released a report Thursday showing unemployment at 9.4 percent in November, down from 9.6 percent in October. The report showed that employment declined in six of the state's 11 major job sectors. Overall, the number of people working increased by 4,500 for the month to more than 1.8 million. The trade, transportation and utilities sector added 6,000 jobs in November. Meanwhile, the construction sector lost 2,500 jobs and manufacturing lost 1,700.