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Jobless rates down in 119 counties in November 2014
December 23, 2014
Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2013 and November 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Jobless rates down in 119 counties in November 2014.pdf


Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in January

December 23, 2014
The following meetings have been scheduled in January for agencies within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in January.pdf


Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 6 percent in November

December 18, 2014
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in November 2014 at 6 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 6 percent in November.pdf


Union County Public Library maintains number one ranking in children’s attendance in Kentucky

December 5, 2014
For the second year in a row, the Union County Public Library children’s program ranks number one in attendance among the state’s public libraries, according to the 2014 Statistical Report of Kentucky Public Libraries.
Union Co Public Library maintains number one ranking in children’s attendance in KY.pdf


Jobless rates down in all 120 counties for third straight month

December 4, 2014
Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between October 2013 and October 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Jobless rates down in all 120 counties for third straight month.pdf


Additional Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meeting in December

December 1, 2014
The following meeting has been scheduled in December for an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Additional Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meeting in December.pdf


Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in December

November 25, 2014
The following meetings have been scheduled in December for agencies within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in December.pdf


Kentucky leads nation with monthly unemployment rate decrease

November 21, 2014
Kentucky leads the nation in states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in October 2014, according to a report today from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Kentucky leads nation with monthly unemployment rate decrease.pdf


Kentucky employers to save about $112 million

November 21, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky employers will save an estimated $112 million for the 2014 tax year as the state has qualified for a waiver under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).
Kentucky employers to save about $112 million.pdf


Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to 6.2 percent in October

November 20, 2014
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to 6.2 percent in October.pdf


Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities

November 17, 2014
Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Boone, Campbell, Hardin and Kenton counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities and Fleming, Grant, Johnson, Martin, Ohio, Perry and Trimble counties have achieved Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress status.
Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities.pdf


Gov. Beshear names Beth Brinly deputy secretary of Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

November 6, 2014
Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Frankfort resident Beth Brinly as deputy secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Gov. Beshear names Beth Brinly deputy secretary of Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.pdf


Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in November

October 31, 2014
The following meetings have been scheduled in November for agencies within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in November.pdf


Jobless rates down in all 120 counties for second straight month

October 23, 2014
Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Jobless rates down in all 120 counties for second straight month.pdf


Vocational Rehabilitation seeks public input Nov. 20

October 22, 2014
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has scheduled visioning forums to give individuals with disabilities, advocates and other interested individuals an opportunity to provide feedback on the services OVR provides to Kentuckians with disabilities Nov. 20 at four locations.
Vocational Rehabilitation seeks public input Nov. 20.pdf


2014 Public Archives Symposium set for Oct. 23

October 16, 2014
The 26th annual Public Archives Symposium will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), Frankfort, as part of the Kentucky Archives Month celebration.
2014 Public Archives Symposium set for Oct. 23.pdf


Kentucky’s jobless rate plummets to 6.7%; biggest one-month drop since 1976

October 16, 2014
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky’s jobless rate plummets to 6.7 percent - biggest one-month drop since 1976.pdf


KCDHH, Lexington Public Library unveil public access videophone

October 14, 2014
The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) and Lexington Public Library have partnered to offer a free public videophone access station for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
 KCDHH, Lexington Public Library unveil public access videophone.pdf


KDLA and COT celebrate Electronic Records Day in Kentucky

September 30, 2014

Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories throughout the state will observe October 2014 as Kentucky Archives Month, in conjunction with American Archives Month.
KDLA and COT celebrate Electronic Records Day in Kentucky.pdf

Kentucky Archives Month Observed 2014

September 29, 2014 - Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories throughout the state will observe October 2014 as Kentucky Archives Month, in conjunction with American Archives Month.

Kentucky Archives Month Observed October 2014.pdf


Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in October
September 29, 2014
- The following meetings have been scheduled in October for agencies within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in October.pdf


Jobless rates down in all 120 counties in August 2014

September 25, 2014
- For the first time on record, unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Jobless rates down in all 120 counties in August 2014.pdf


Toyota Motor Manufacturing awards grant for environmental scholarship

September 23, 2014 - Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky has awarded a grant of nearly $10,000 to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) for the 2014-15 Professional Environmental Educator Certification course.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing awards grant for environmental scholarship.pdf


Kentucky’s unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent in August 2014

September 18, 2014 - Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2014 dropped to 7.1 percent from a revised 7.4 percent in July 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky’s unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent in August 2014.pdf


Kentucky offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000
September 12, 2014 - The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment is now accepting proposals for Industry Partnership Grants ranging up to $50,000 each.
Kentucky offers industry partnership grants totaling nearly $300,000.pdf


Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in September

August 28, 2014 - The following meetings have been scheduled in September for agencies within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in September.pdf


History is on the move as Kentucky State Records Center relocates 190,000 boxes to new Frankfort building

August 25, 2014 - Reminiscent of the final warehouse scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, more than 190,000 cardboard boxes being relocated to the new Kentucky State Records Center in Frankfort are filled with history of the Commonwealth.
History is on the move as Kentucky State Records Center relocates 190,000 boxes to new Frankfort building.pdf


County jobless rates down in 108 counties in July 2014

August 22, 2014 - Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between July 2013 and July 2014, while 10 county rates increased, and two remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
County jobless rates down in 108 counties in July 2014.pdf


Kentucky’s unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent in July 2014

August 14, 2014 - Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2014 was unchanged from the revised 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky’s unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent in July 2014.pdf


Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities
August 14, 2014
- Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Nelson and Pulaski counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities and Floyd, Gallatin and Marion counties have achieved Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress status.
Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities.pdf


Three town forums added in August for input on environmental education master plan
August 5, 2014 - The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education have added Grayson, Bowling Green and Murray to the list of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan.
Three town forums added in August for input on environmental education master plan.pdf

New report shows employment, earnings for graduates of Kentucky’s public four-year universities
August 5, 2014 - A report released today from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) on the Commonwealth’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state.
New report shows employment, earnings for graduates of Kentucky’s public four-year universities .pdf

August 4, 2014
DeaFestival 2014 to be held Aug. 30 in Louisville.pdf

August 1, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent in June 2014.pdf

August 1, 2014
County jobless rates down in 117 counties in June 2014.pdf

July 29, 2014
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in August.pdf

July 29, 2014
Limited employment opportunities, low wages await high school graduates who do not attend college, new Kentucky study shows.pdf

July 23, 2014
Regional town forums on environmental education master plan set for August.pdf

July 11, 2014
KDLA’s Beth Shields receives national archives award.pdf

July 10, 2014
Public hearing on environmental education master plan set for July 23.pdf

July 3, 2014
Madeline Abramson records children’s book.pdf

June 27, 2014
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in July.pdf

June 26, 2014
County jobless rates down in 103 counties in May 2014.pdf

June 24, 2014
Kentucky receives more than $900,000 federal grant for workforce, education data collection.pdf

June 20, 2014
Governor proclaims June Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Month.pdf

June 19, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7 percent in May 2014.pdf

June 2, 2014
30th annual Kentucky Archives Institute scheduled in June.pdf

May 30, 2014
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in June.pdf

May 23, 2014
County jobless rates released for April 2013 to April 2014.pdf

May 15, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 7.7 percent in April 2014.pdf

May 15, 2014
Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities.pdf

May 13, 2014
Free hearing screenings during Better Speech and Hearing Month.pdf

April 24, 2014
Students recognized at KGHS-KY NEED Youth Summit, Awards Luncheon.pdf

April 24, 2014
County jobless rates released for March 2013 to March 2014.pdf

April 17, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate at 7.9 percent in March 2014.pdf

April 17, 2014
Annual jobless rates released for 2013.pdf

March 28, 2014
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in April.pdf

March 27, 2014
County jobless rates released for February 2013 to February 2014.pdf

March 20, 2014
OFB Inaugural Transition Conference April 14-15 in Louisville.pdf

March 20, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate under 8 percent for third straight month in February 2014.pdf

March 14, 2014
Kentucky’s annual jobless rate remained unchanged in 2013.pdf

March 14, 2014
Kentucky celebrates Deaf History Month.pdf

March 13, 2014
County jobless rates released for January 2013 to January 2014.pdf

March 6, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate down in January 2014.pdf

February 28, 2014
Two Kentucky regional boards designated High Impact Workforce Investment Board status.pdf

February 27, 2014
Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities.pdf

February 26, 2014
Office for the Blind to hold public hearings in 2014.pdf

February 26, 1024
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in March.pdf

Febriary 17, 2014
Kentucky County Profiles 2014-15 now available.pdf

February 12, 2014
Vocational Rehabilitation seeks input for future.pdf

January 30, 2014
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Meetings in February.pdf

January 30, 2014
County jobless rates released for December 2012 to December 2013.pdf

January 23, 2014
Kentucky’s unemployment rate down in December 2013.pdf

January 22, 2014
State library introduces investment resources for all ages.pdf

Reports

UI Trust Fund Report 2013
UI Trust Fund Report 2013.pdf

UI Trust Fund Report 2012
UI Trust Fund Report 2012.pdf

LWIB Financial Report 2012
LWIB Financial Report 2012.pdf

WorkSmart Kentucky – Kentucky Workforce Investment Board Strategic Plan
WorkSmart Kentucky – Kentucky Workforce Investment Board Strategic Plan.pdf

Kentucky's 5-Year Unified State Plan PY 2012-2017
Kentucky's 5-Year Unified State Plan PY 2012-2017.pdf

LWIB Financial Report 2011
LWIB Financial Report 2011.pdf

UI Trust Fund Report 2011
UI Trust Fund Report 2011.pdf

Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky Final Report - February 2011
Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky Final Report - February 2011.pdf

WIA Annual Report 2011
WIA Annual Report 2011.pdf

Governor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education Final Report  - November 2010
Governor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education Final Report - November 2010.pdf

Governor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education Interim Report  - April 2010
Governor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education Interim Report - April 2010.pdf

WorkNow Kentucky Report 2010
WorkNow Kentucky Report 2010.pdf

Unemployment Insurance Task Force Report - January 2010
Unemployment Insurance Task Force Report - January 2010.pdf