FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's jobless rate rose last month. The unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in July -- up from 4.2 percent in June.
It's the third straight month the jobless rate has increased.
University of Kentucky economist Mike Clark says the number of people working actually increased in each of those months. However, the number of people unemployed grew at a faster rate -- leading to a higher unemployment rate.
The national jobless rate in July was 3.9 percent.