Job losses in several sectors have pushed Kentucky's unemployment rate to 9.7 percent for September.
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released the latest unemployment figures on Friday showing a slight rise from the 9.5 percent rate in August.
State labor market analyst Ashley Jones said six job sectors reported declines in employment in September while five added workers.
Manufacturing added 900 jobs in September and the educational and health services sector grew by 600.
The government sector reported the sharpest decline in employment with 2,500 jobs lost for the month.
The state's leisure and hospitality sector decreased by 1,300 jobs, and other services, including repair and maintenance businesses, lost 1,000.
Construction dipped by 700 jobs. The mining and logging sector lost 200 jobs.