FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky Center for Statistics released the county unemployment data for January 2022.

According to the report, unemployment rates rose in 14 counties between January 2021 and January 2022, fell in 103 counties, and stayed the same in three.

The lowest unemployment rate was recorded by Woodford County, coming in at 2.9%. They were followed by:

  • Scott and Todd counties – 3.3%
  • Fayette and Boone counties – 3.4%
  • Campbell and Harrison counties – 3.5%
  • Anderson, Kenton, Logan, and Simpson counties – 3.6%.

Magoffin County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 13.6%. They were followed by:

  • Elliott County – 10.8%
  • Breathitt County – 9.9%
  • Martin County – 8.9%
  • Carter County – 8.6%
  • Menifee County – 8.1%
  • Leslie County – 7.7%
  • Lewis and Owsley counties – 7.6%
  • Harlan County – 7.4%

The state unemployment rate for January 2022 was 4.5% compared to the national average of 4.4%.

Additional information regarding Kentucky’s unemployment rates per county can be found here.