Unemployment rose across Pennyrile last month

Unemployment rose in all nine Pennyrile counties from January to February, but it’s still below numbers from one year ago.

Christian County’s jobless rate for February was 5.3 percent, up from 4.9 percent in January and down from 6.5 percent in February of 2017. It equated to 1,342 people who were looking for work, but were unable to find it.

Todd County maintains western Kentucky’s lowest jobless rate at 4.3 percent, up from an even 4 percent in January and down from 4.5 percent a year ago.

Trigg County’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent in February, up from 5.2 percent the previous month and down from 6.6 percent in February 2017.

Livingston County has the highest unemployment rate in the region at 9 percent.

The state average was 4.7 percent and the national number was 4.4 percent.