Unemployment rose slightly from April to May in Christian and Trigg counties and remained steady in Todd.
Christian County’s jobless rate was 4.9 percent, up from 4.5 percent in April, but down from 6.6 percent in May of last year. It represented 1,230 people who were looking for work, but who were unable to find it.
Todd County still has western Kentucky’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.6 percent—the same as April and down from 4.1 percent a year ago.
Trigg County posted a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in May, up from 4.6 percent in April and down from 5.7 percent in May of 2017.
Livingston County has the Pennyrile region’s highest unemployment rate at 6.8 percent.