Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July hit 11% mark, the highest since August 1983 when it was 11.1%, according to the Office of Employment and Training in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The jobless rate was 6.5% in July 2008.

The U.S. adjusted jobless rate fell to 9.4% in July from 9.5% in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

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