The latest numbers show Kentucky's unemployment rate staying flat from May to June. The Office of Employment and Training says the jobs rate remained at 8.2 percent, which matches the national jobless figure. This ends a long trend of monthly declines in the unemployment rate. The rate was 8.8 at the beginning of this year, and 9.6 in June of last year.
In a statement, an Office of Employment and Training official says the numbers indicate a slight growth in the job market, adding that the number of jobs created rose more than the number of people who entered the workforce.