The unemployment rate went up in all but one of the nine Pennyrile counties last month, including Christian.
Latest figures from the Office of Employment and Training shows the jobless rate in Christian County in June was 11-percent, up from 10.4-percent in May. That equates to nearly 3-thousand people looking for work who were not able to find any.
Unemployment stood at 7.8-percent in Todd County, which was six tenths of a percentage point above the May rate and Trigg increased by one tenth to 8.8-percent.
Christian, Todd, Muhlenberg and Caldwell tied for the biggest increases in the jobless rate, while Hopkins County was the only to see a decrease—going from 7.9-percent in May to 7.8-percent last month.
Christian County also holds the dubious distinction of being the only county in the Pennyrile in double-digits, with only Fulton County having a higher jobless rate in the western portion of the state at a whopping 17-percent, down from 20-percent in May. Fulton County has the highest unemployment rate in all of Kentucky.
The statewide jobless rate in June was 8.4-percent, which was up by three tenths and was the same as the national average.