Auburn and Adairville Plants Close

By: Amy Jones
By: Amy Jones

The Auburn Hoisery Mill, a Kellwood Company, announced it will eliminate various manufacturing and supervisory positions at its Auburn and Adairville facilities.

The company will eliminate approximately 190 departmental and relational positions by the end of December. Those in charge blame the continuous change in product mix and operating costs for the decision.

They also say they regret having to eliminate the jobs, but say they will work with agencies to help employees make the transition and will provide severance to those who qualify.

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Kentucky Unemployment

  • Unemployment rates fell in 84 Kentucky counties between August 2001 and August 2002, rose in 32 and remained the same in four counties, according to the Department for Employment Services, a Cabinet for Workforce Development agency.

  • Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate in August was 5.2 percent.

  • In August 2002, four counties had jobless rates at or above 10 percent, while six counties recorded double-digit rates in August 2001.

Unemployment Rates by Selected Counties

  • Woodford County 2.3 percent
  • Bracken County 2.4 percent
  • Oldham County 2.5 percent
  • Jessamine County 2.5 percent
  • Franklin County 2.7 percent
  • Campbell County 2.9 percent
  • Cumberland County 3.0 percent
  • Gallatin County 3.0 percent
  • Marion County 3.0 percent
  • Fayette County 3.1 percent
  • Garrard County 3.1 percent
  • Henry County 3.1 percent
  • Calloway County 8.0 percent
  • Allen County 8.2 percent
  • Nicholas County 8.2 percent
  • McCreary County 8.3 percent
  • Carter County 8.5 percent
  • Clay County 9.4 percent
  • Butler County 10.0 percent
  • Letcher County 10.0 percent
  • Harlan County 10.0 percent
  • Magoffin County 10.8 percent

Source: http://www.desky.org/ (Kentucky Department of Employment Services Web site) contributed to this report.


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