The unemployment rate in Trigg County in April was at 15.8 percent, up from 15.3 percent in March. Of the civilian workforce of 6,648, 5,599 were still listed as employed and 1,049 were listed as unemployed, workforce cabinet statistics indicated.
Magoffin County had the highest unemployment rate at 16.7 percent, followed by Jackson County at 15.9 percent, Trigg and Menifee Counties at 15.8 percent and Bath County at 15.2 percent.
Fayette and Woodford Counties were tied for the lowest unemployment rates in the state at 6.9 percent, followed by Calloway County at 7.3 percent, Oldham County at 7.5 percent, Hickman County at 7.6 percent and McCracken County at 7.7 percent, according to the statistics.
Civilian workforce statistics include non-military workers as well as unemployed residents who are actively seeking work, but don’t include unemployed residents who haven’t sought employment within the past four weeks, Kim Brannock of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet said.
The statistics that were released last Tuesday are not seasonally adjusted to allow for comparisons between national, state and county figures, added Brannock.