2017 started in the Lexington community with an uptick in unemployment. Lexington’s Finance Commissioner sees no reason to sound an economic alarm.
The jobless rate for Fayette County jumped almost a percentage point from December to January, going from 3.1 percent to 4 percent.
Finance Commissioner Bill O’Mara says more study may lend more answers, but he says there’s typically less employment past the holiday period. Plus more people are likely looking for work.