Simpson County's unemployment rate dropped 0.006 of 1 percent from October 2018 to November 2018.

Kentucky Labor Force Estimates place Simpson County's preliminary November unemployment rate at 3.4 percent. The revised October unemployment rate is 4 percent.

Simpson County's November 2018 unemployment rate was 0.006 of a percent lower than the November 2017 rate of 4 percent.

During November 2018, Simpson County had a civilian labor force of 8,773 people of which 8,479 were employed and 294 were unemployed.

Simpson County's November unemployment rate was higher than the Barren River Area Development District's 3.2 percent and lower than the state and U.S. rates which were 3.5 percent each.

Warren County and Logan County had the district's lowest unemployment rate in November at three percent each. Edmonson County's four percent was the district's highest unemployment rate.

Allen County posted a November unemployment rate of 3.1 percent.

Woodford County recorded the lowest unemployment rate in Kentucky during November at 2.5 percent. Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 9.9 percent.

Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties between November 2017 and November 2018, increased in nine, and stayed the same in four counties.

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than to count the number of people who are working. Civilian labor force statistics include persons who are actively seeking employment, not those who have not looked for work during the past four weeks.

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