The jobless rate was up in Christian and Trigg counties last month and was down in Todd.
That's according to the Office of Employment and Training, which says unemployment was at 10.8 percent in April in Christian County—up by a full percentage point from March and identical to April of last year. That translates to just under 3,000 people who were looking for work, but unable to find it.
Trigg's jobless number increased six tenths of a percent to 9.5 percent, translating to 644 people out of work. Todd County saw a significant 1.1 percent reduction to 7.3—which is good enough for the third lowest jobless number in the nine Pennyrile counties.
Christian County had, by far, the highest unemployment rate in the Pennyrile and Caldwell County boasted the lowest at 6.4 percent.
Woodford County has Kentucky's lowest jobless rate at 5.4 percent and Magoffin has the highest at 16.9. Fulton County is third highest at 15.6 percent. Unemployment statewide last month was 7.7 percent and it was 7.1 percent nationally.