Kentucky records its lowest unemployment rate since reporting began

In April, Kentucky recorded its lowest unemployment rate since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began reporting state rates in 1976.

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2022 unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary April 2022 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the four percent reported in March 2022 and down
0.8 percentage points from the 4.7 percent recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2022 was 3.6 percent, which was unchanged from March 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Kentucky’s civilian labor force was 2,062,821 in April 2022, an increase of 2,625 individuals from March 2022. The number of people employed in April increased by 5,080 to 1,983,027 while the number of unemployed decreased by 2,455 to 79,794.