Russell County sees rise in unemployment last month

Last month, 119 of Kentucky’s 120 counties saw a rise in unemployment, with Russell County seeing unemployment rise nearly half-a-percent.

Russell County’s unemployment in September was at 5 percent, up from 4.6 percent in September 2022.

Unemployment in the Lake Cumberland District was 4.7 percent last month, up from 4.1 percent last year.

Russell County’s unemployment rate was the 4th-highest in the Lake Cumberland Area, with McCreary, Wayne and Adair Counties recording higher unemployment.

Only Hancock County saw a decrease in unemployment.

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