Unemployment was down in all nine Pennyrile counties last month, including in all three southern Pennyrile counties.
The jobless rate fell six tenths of a point to 9.7 percent from February to March in Christian County. That jobless number represents about 2,600 people who were looking for work, but who were unable to find it, according to the Office of Employment and Training.
Trigg County had the steepest drop in unemployment, falling from 10.5 percent in February to 8.9 percent in March. Todd County's jobless rate ticked down two tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent in March—though that is up by three tenths from a year ago. Christian and Trigg counties also had slightly higher unemployment than in March of 2012.
Caldwell County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile at 7.3 percent and Muhlenberg was highest at 10 percent.
Woodford County had Kentucky's lowest jobless rate at 6.1 percent and Magoffin County was highest at 18.3. Fulton County was ninth highest at 14.6 percent.