Leadership PAC money

Congressman Hal Rogers has used his Leadership PAC to become one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C.

Leadership PACs are lightly regulated, seldom scrutinized political action committees, which are used by Congressmen and are mostly funded by interest groups who lobby Congress for favorable legislation.

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Bishop, Partners Launch ‘Scam Alerts’

Clay County Attorney, Clay M. Bishop joined, Attorney General Andy Beshear, Kroger, AARP and over 25 other partner organizations to launch Scam Alerts – a text messaging service that notifies consumers when con artists are on the attack. This information was brought to you by The Manchester Enterprise and by your Clay County Attorney, Clay Massey Bishop, Jr. Call the office at 606-598-5110 if assistance is needed.

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Clay workforce continues to drop

Fifty Clay County residents left the workforce in April while forty-three more were working. The number of unemployed residents fell by ninety-three. The county now has 5,418 people in the workforce, 4,895 have jobs and 523 are unemployed. The unemployment rated dropped from 11.3% March to 9l7% in April. Despite the drop Clay County is still has one of the ten highest unemployment rates in the state according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between April 2015 and April 2016, rose in 33 counties, and remained the same in four (Breathitt, Mason, Metcalfe and Owen),

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 15.8 percent, followed by Leslie County, 11.6 percent; Harlan County, 10.9 percent; Letcher County, 10.7 percent; Floyd County, 10.5 percent; Pike County, 10 percent; Knott County, 9.9 percent; Clay County, 9.7 percent; Owsley County, 9.6 percent; and Perry County, 9.5 percent.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.2 percent; Fayette County, 3.3 percent; Shelby and Spencer counties, 3.4 percent each; Boone, Campbell and Scott counties, 3.5 percent each; and Anderson, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Owen and Warren counties, 3.7 percent each.

In contrast to the monthly national and state data, unemployment statistics for counties are not seasonally adjusted. The comparable, unadjusted state unemployment rate for the state was 4.6 percent for April 2016, and 4.7 percent for the nation.

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.

Learn more about Kentucky labor market information at www.kylmi.ky.gov.

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