KY unemployment rate at 4.2% in February

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2022 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary February 2022 jobless rate was down 0.2 percentage points from the 4.4 percent reported in January 2022 and down 0.5 percentage points from the 4.7 percent recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February 2022 was 3.8 percent, down from the 4 percent reported in January 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.