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Kentucky unemployment dropped again in February [Opinion: The Arena]
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New data released today by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show Kentucky's unemployment rate falling another tenth of a percent in February to 8.7%. 

These are preliminary numbers and will be revised in several weeks, as is the norm for statistical data about the unemployment rate.

The new unemployment data is consistent with other measures released earlier this week. Those data showed that Kentuckians' per capita income rose in the fourth quarter of 2011 and that the forward-looking "leading index" forecast more robust economic improvement ahead than the state has experienced since the mid-1990's.

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Louisville.com's The Arena section features opinions from active participants in the city's politics. Their viewpoints are not those of Louisville.com (a website is an inanimate object and, as such, has no opinions).

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I'm a news junkie and politics addict. I stay up way past my bedtime to watch election returns come in. My free time is spent with MoveOn.org advocating for progressive policies. I have an MBA from Sullivan University and have worked in small businesses and large, in fields ranging from advertising, to health care, to information technology, to talent acquisition, to industrial quality. I moved to Louisville in 1995 and haven't looked back.

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