Shutdowns from COVID-19 had a profound impact on the unemployment rate across Kentucky and the Pennyrile region wasn’t spared from the pain.
Christian County’s April jobless rate was 17.6 percent—over triple the 4.9 percent recorded in April of last year. That equated to 4,571 people who were out of work and who applied for unemployment benefits.
Todd County had a jobless rate of 12 percent, more than tripling the 3.6 percent reported in April of 2019.
The jobless rate in Trigg County was an even 17 percent, up markedly from 4.6 percent one year ago.
Hopkins County had the region’s highest unemployment rate at 19.2 percent.
The statewide average was 16.1 percent and the national number as 14.4 percent.