KYREPORT – Kentucky real Estate job vacancies rose by almost 20% in 2016, as more than 10,000 people gained full-time jobs and the vacancy rate remained steady.
Kentucky’s jobless rate increased from 4.9% to 5.6% last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported in December that the unemployment rate in Kentucky was 5.4%, down from 6.3% in January 2016.
Kentuckians are being offered a mix of full- and part-time positions in Kentucky’s real estate sector, according the Kentucky Economic Development Corporation.
The number of people seeking employment in the state’s real-estate sector grew by 8,500 in 2016.
The total number of full and part time positions in the sector rose by 7,400.
There were 8,700 vacancies in the U,S.
real estate industry in 2016 and the number of vacant vacancies was 7,100, the Kentucky Department of Commerce said in a statement.