Trigg’s unemployment rate sixth-highest in Kentucky
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According to statistics released last Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, in June Trigg County had the sixth-highest unemployment rate in the state at 15.8 percent.

Although the rate is a decrease from the county’s May unemployment rate of 16.2 percent, it remained the highest in the Pennyrile and Purchase regions, workforce statistics indicated. The unemployment rate was at 6.8 percent last June.

Of the 6,654-person-strong workforce in Trigg County, 5,587 were listed as employed and 1,047 were listed as unemployed, the Workforce Cabinet report indicated.

At 18.8 percent, Magoffin County had the highest unemployment rate in the state, followed by Jackson County at 18 percent and Metcalfe County at 16.5 percent. Powell, Lewis and Bath Counties each had a rate of 16.3 percent, and Menifee County had a rate of 15.9 percent.

Fayette County had the lowest rate in the state at 8.5 percent, followed by Woodford and Ballard counties at 8.6 percent, Oldham County at 8.9 percent, Calloway and McCracken counties at 9.2 percent and Webster County at 9.4 percent.

Lyon County had an unemployment rate of 12.9 percent, Christian County had a rate of 12.6 percent and Caldwell County had a rate of 11.6 percent. Marshall County had a rate of 10.8 percent.

The Workforce statistics aren’t seasonally adjusted, and are “compiled to measure trends rather than actually to county people working,” said Kim Saylor Brannock of the Workforce Cabinet.

The statistics don’t include those who are unemployed that haven’t looked for employment in the past four weeks.

(Information for this report was submitted by Kim Saylor Brannock of the Workforce Cabinet.)
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