Russell County sees slight unemployment increase

Russell County’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in February, according to data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics.

Russell County recorded an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent, a slight increase from 5.8 in February of 2020.

Unemployment rates rose in 69 counties, fell in 43, and stayed the same in 8.

Check out a map below of Kentucky counties and their unemployment rates in February 2021.

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