Trigg County’s unemployment rate as of February was at 15.3 percent, and is tied with Cumberland County for the seventh highest unemployment rate in the state, the workforce cabinet’s most recent statistics indicated. It had been 7.2 percent in February 2008.
Debbie Birdsong at the Career Solutions Center on Hospitality Lane in Cadiz said the unemployment rate will probably only get worse, and cited the Friday, March 27, closing of the Johnson Controls Inc. plant as an example.
Menifee County had the highest unemployment rate in the state in February, at 18.9 percent, followed by Bath County at 18.2 percent, Jackson County at 16.7 percent and Powell County at 16.2 percent.
(For the rest of the story, check out the Wednesday, April 8, edition of the Cadiz Record.)