Unemployment fell from February to March in all nine Pennyrile counties and the rates were also down from one year ago.
Christian County’s jobless rate for March was 5.1 percent, down from 5.4 percent in February and down from 6.9 percent in March of last year. The March number equated to 1,296 people who looked for work, but could not find it.
Todd County maintains the lowest unemployment rate in western Kentucky at 3.9 percent, down from 4.4 percent in February and from 4.7 percent a year ago. Trigg County’s unemployment rate fell four tenths of a point to 5.3 percent, which was also down from 6.5 percent a year ago.
Livingston County has the Pennyrile’s highest jobless rate at 7.4 percent and Magoffin County was highest in the state at 13.9 percent. Woodford County had Kentucky’s lowest unemployment at 3.1 percent.
The state unemployment average was 4.4 percent and the national number was 4.1 percent in March.