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Louisville's unemployment rate drops to lowest level in six years

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in six years.

September's unemployment rate was 5.8 percent. That's down from 7.7 percent in Sept. 2013 and slightly lower than the national rate.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer credits growing confidence among businesses in the city's economic development strategies and quality of life.

"So that's great news," he said. "But we have much more to get done without citizens in good jobs in our community and secure more good paying jobs."

Another positive for the city's economy is the fact that 30 new jobs are coming to the city following Aperture Credentialing's acquisition by a Chicago Investment group.

Aperture will now remain in Louisville.

The company verifies the credentials of healthcare professionals and facilities for health insurance carriers.

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