Preliminary Unemployment Rate for August Up Slightly

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for August 2019 was up from the 4.3 percent reported for July 2019.

The preliminary August 2019 jobless rate was unchanged from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in August 2018.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for August 2019 was 3.7 percent, unchanged from July 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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