Unemployment was up from May to June in all nine Pennyrile counties, but the rates remained below numbers from one year ago.
Christian County’s jobless rate in June was 6.5 percent, up from 4.9 percent in May and down from an even 7 percent a year ago. It equated to 1,652 people who were looking for work, but who were unable to find it.
Todd County maintained western Kentucky’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, up from 3.6 percent in May. It was slightly lower than the 4.6 percent recorded in June of 2017.
The June jobless rate in Trigg County was 5.7 percent, up from 4.7 percent in May and down from 6.1 percent a year ago.
Livingston County has the Pennyrile region’s highest jobless rate at 7.7 percent and Muhlenberg is close behind at 7.3 percent.
The state average was an even 5 percent and the national number was 4.2 percent.