Unemployment up across the region last month

The numbers are certain to change more in the coming weeks with so many jobs temporarily lost due to the coronavirus response, but unemployment was up from December to January across the Pennyrile region.

Christian County’s jobless rate for January was 5.7 percent, up nine-tenths of a point from December and up seven-tenths from one year ago. That equated to 1,454 people who were looking for work, but unable to find it.

Todd County reclaimed sole ownership of the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 4.6 percent, up eight-tenths from December and seven-tenths from a year ago.

The jobless rate in Trigg County was 5.5 percent, up from an even 4 percent in December and from 4.9 percent in January of 2019.

Muhlenberg County had the region’s highest unemployment at 7.4 percent.

The Kentucky unemployment rate was 4.8 percent and the national average came in at an even 4 percent.