The unemployment rate was down in seven of nine Pennyrile counties last month, but it was up significantly in Christian.
The Office of Employment and Training says the jobless rate in Christian County last month was 13.2 percent—up 1.5 percent from June and 2.4 percent from a year ago. That equates to 3,601 people who were looking for work, but unable to find it.
Unemployment in Todd County was down four tenths of a point to 8 percent even, which was also three tenths less than a year ago. Trigg County's jobless rate was 10.5 percent, 1.4 percent higher than June and 2.5 percent higher than a year ago.
Christian had the highest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile region and Crittenden County was lowest at 7.6 percent. Woodford County had Kentucky's lowest jobless number at 5.8 percent, while Harlan County recorded the highest at 17.2 percent. Fulton County was fourth highest at 15.7 percent.