That’s down from a revised 5.8% in February, according to newly released figures from state officials. But it’s up slightly from 5.3% in March 2015.
The U.S. rate for March, disclosed a week ago, was 5% — up a smidge from February, but substantially lower than the 5.5% in March 2015.
Also consider: Annual jobless rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties in 2015.
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UPS was dealt a blow yesterday when a Fayette Circuit Court jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to eight black men who sued the shipping giant in 2014, claiming a hostile work environment in Lexington. (Herald-Leader.) FORD showed off 11 new Escape models made exclusively at the Louisville Assembly Plant. (Insider Louisville.) And GE has introduced a refrigerator with a water pitcher that automatically refills itself.