Ky. unemployment lowest in 42 years

Kentucky recorded its lowest unemployment rate in 42 years in March.

It was an even 4-percent, the lowest rate recorded for the state in the 42 years since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started providing data in 1976, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. That was down from the revised 4.1 percent reported for February.

It was also down 1.2 percentage points from the 5.2 percent recorded for the state in March 2017.

The national jobless rate for March 2018 was unchanged from the 4.1 percent reported for February 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.