January state unemployment numbers released; KY at 3.9%

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary January 2023 unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet.

The preliminary January 2023 jobless rate was unchanged from December 2022 but was down 0.1 percentage points from the four percent recorded for the state one year ago.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for January 2023 was 3.4 percent, which was down 0.1 percentage points from December 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.