The unemployment rate fell in eight of the nine Pennyrile Counties last month, following a statewide trend.
The jobless rate in Christian County for September was 11-percent, down a half percent from August. Todd County’s jobless rate fell a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2-percent, Hopkins County fell three tenths to 6.9, Caldwell had the lowest rate in the Pennyrile at 6.6 and Muhlenberg fell eight tenths to 8.4 percent.
Trigg was the lone county to not experience in the unemployment rate, as it remained at 8.9 percent. The jobless rate was down in all nine counties from one year ago, including down nine tenths of a percentage point in Christian.
Kentucky’s highest unemployment rate was in Fulton County at 16.7 percent, which was the same as last month. Woodford County had the Commonwealth’s lowest jobless rate at 5.3 percent, with Union County second at 5.9 percent—which was down 2.3 percent from a year ago.