Unemployment dropped from June to July in eight of nine Pennyrile counties.
Christian County’s jobless rate dropped slightly from 6.6 to 6.5 percent and that was down from 6.9 percent in July of 2017. It equated to 1,663 people who were looking for work, but who were unable to find it.
The July unemployment rate in Trigg County was 5.2 percent, down from 5.7 percent in June and down from 6.3 percent a year ago.
While Todd County maintains western Kentucky’s jobless rate, it was the only county in the region to see a slight increase from 4.4 to 4.5 percent in July. That’s down from 4.7 percent a year ago.
Muhlenberg and Livingston counties had the highest jobless rates in the region at 6.8 percent.
The state average in July was 4.9 percent and the national number was 4.1 percent.