Local unemployment rate is 5.2% percent

Russell County’s latest unemployment rate, this one for the month of May, comes in at 5.2 percent, according to newly released data from the Kentucky Center for Statistics.

The local unemployment rate increased from 4.6 percent in April of this year.

McCreary County had the highest at 5.4 percent, followed by Wayne County at 5.3 percent, Adair was at 5 percent, Clinton 4.8 percent, Pulaski 4.7 percent, Casey 4.1 percent, Green and Taylor counties each at 3.6 percent, and Cumberland County at 3.2 percent

The average unemployment in the Lake Cumberland district was 4.5 percent.

Carroll County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.8 percent while Magoffin County, at 8.9 percent, had the state’s highest unemployment rate.