- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates for December fell to 8 percent.

The number was down from 8.2 percent in November and the same as the rate recorded for December 2012.

The state’s trade, transportation and utilities sector grew by 4,200 jobs in December 2013 and the education and health services sector increased by 300. The leisure and hospitality sector gained 100 jobs as did the mining and logging sector.

Meanwhile jobs in the manufacturing sector lost 700 positions, while the government sector lost 300 jobs and the service sector lost 200.

The information sector remained flat in December.

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