Unemployment rates fell across the state between January 2017 and January 2018, including all nine Pennyrile counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics.
Christian County dropped to 4.8 percent, down from 6.7 percent a year ago. That means there were 1,198 who were searching for work but were unable to find it. Todd County continues to boast the lowest jobless rate of the Pennyrile at 3.9 percent, which is down from 4.5 percent a year ago.
Trigg County also experienced a drop from 7.1 percent last January to 5.3 percent this year. Livingston County remains at the highest jobless rate in the region at 7.5 percent, but that’s down from 9.7 percent from last year.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent and Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 15.2 percent.
The comparable, unadjusted unemployment rate for the state was 4.3 percent for January 2018, and 4.5 percent for the nation.