Kentucky's unemployment rate was up significantly last month.
The Office of Employment and Training says the jobless rate jumped from 8.1 percent in May to 8.4 percent in June. That was also a tenth of a percent more than the unemployment rate one year ago and a seven tenths more than the national figure of 7.6 percent.
The number of people looking for work, but unable to find it last month rose by 5,134. It was the largest spike in the jobless rate for Kentucky in four years.
The construction and mining sectors continue to struggle. Over the last 12 months, the construction sector has lost 3,500 jobs and the mining sector 2,600 jobs.