LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's unemployment rate took a slight drop in April, down to 7.9 percent from eight percent in March.
The Office of Employment and Training says that was an improvement from the 8.2 rate in April of 2012. The state's unemployment rate is still above the national rate of 7.5 percent, however.
Economist Manoj Shanker of the Office of Employment and Training says despite a steady increase in jobs, more people have entered the labor force, keeping the unemployment rate fairly flat.
Kentucky's leisure and hospitality sector expanded by 2,800 jobs in April and the manufacturing sector gained 2,300 jobs, as did the professional and business services sectors.
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