Kentucky: By The Numbers


~ Unemployment Change ~

2001 to 2011




Kentucky: By The Numbers

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With the recent recession, many counties are wanting to know how their unemployment rates have been changing.


The years 2007 to 2009 were the official years for the recession and were key years when unemployment rates were rising. Since 2009, 102 counties (85% of all counties) in Kentucky have seen their unemployment rates decline ranging from a 0.7% decline to a 34.4% decline.


To see a graph of annual unemployment rates for 2000-2010, see the Building Strong Families for Kentucky 2012 county profiles at:





For more information on unemployment rates, see the Kentucky: By The Numbers publication "What Counts: Understanding Data on Jobs, Income, and Unemployment"




While the American Community Survey contains estimates of unemployment,

they are not the official unemployment rates


To find the official unemployment rates for your county,

use the unemployment rates produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.



To view the files below, you will need Adobe Acrobat.

These publications are available online at the SNARL website at


County Data Sheets


PDF Files:

~ ~ Each Data Sheet is 1 Page Long ~ ~



To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. 

All counties are listed alphabetically.


To print your county, scroll down to it and print the current page(s) only.

To print the entire series, print all pages in each file.




Adair County


Carlisle County



Knox County


Martin County



Carroll County


Garrard County



Mason County


Pulaski County



Grant County


Knott County



Robertson County


Woodford County




Data Sources Used


These data are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Additional data are available at:




For help in accessing county-level data, see

““Getting Started… Finding Unemployment Data Online at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)”




Other "Kentucky: By the Numbers" webpages:

         Data Series Homepage

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         Links to Additional Data Sites

         Kentucky: By the Numbers Homepage



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