Yesterday on local news, we looked at unemployment rates around the Lake Cumberland area.
Today, we look at how those rates compare to a year ago.
For the majority of the Lake Cumberland area, unemployment rates this year are higher than they were last year.
Russell County saw one of the smallest increases in the area, with unemployment rising just 0.1 percent.
Adair County saw a 1.2 percent increase and McCreary County saw a 1 percent increase, representing the largest year-to-year rises.
Casey County saw a 0.8 percent increase, Clinton County a 0.2 percent increase, and Cumberland County a 0.6 percent increase.
Pulaski and Taylor County’s increases were the same as Russell County’s and Wayne County saw a 0.7 percent increase.
Overall, the Lake Cumberland area saw a nearly half-percent increase in unemployment from last year, which is on par with what was reported statewide.