The jobless rate fell in eight of nine Pennyrile counties from July to August.
Christian County's August unemployment rate is listed at 11.6 percent, which equates to 3,150 people looking for work and unable to find it. It's also a 1.6 percent drop from the July jobless rate, but it's two tenths of a point higher than the number from a year ago.
Todd County's unemployment rate dropped six tenths of a percentage point to 7.3, which is also nine tenths lower than a year ago. Trigg's rate dropped 1.6 percent to 8.9, up two tenths from July of 2012.
Caldwell County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile region at 6.6 percent and Hopkins and Crittenden counties are close behind at 6.8 percent. The state's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in August and the national number was 7.3.
Harlan County had Kentucky's highest jobless rate at 16.3 percent. Fulton County was fifth at 14.5. Woodford County has the state's lowest unemployment number at 5.5 percent.