The unemployment rate in Christian County increased by seven tenths of a percent last month, with the jobless rate also up in Trigg and Todd Counties.
Numbers released by the Office of Employment and Training show unemployment at 11.5 percent in Christian County last month—up from 10.8 percent in July. Todd County’s jobless rate was up by two tenths of a percent to 8.4 and Trigg was up eight tenths to 8.9 percent.
Muhlenberg, Hopkins and Caldwell each fell by two tenths of a percentage point—Muhlenberg to 9.1, Caldwell to 7.3 and Hopkins to 7.2.
Christian County has the highest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile, followed by Muhlenberg. Caldwell narrowly edged out Hopkins for the lowest jobless numbers.
The nine county Pennyrile Region as a whole came in with a 9 percent unemployment rate, up by a tenth of a percent from last month.
On the positive side, only Livingston County had a higher unemployment rate than it did from one year ago. Fulton County had the highest jobless rate in Kentucky last month at 16.7 percent and Oldham County was the lowest at 6.5 percent.