Simpson County’s unemployment rate dropped nearly 2% from October 2020 to November 2020.

Kentucky Labor Force Estimates place Simpson County’s November unemployment rate at 4.4%, which was 1.9% lower than October’s 6.3%.

The November 2020 rate was two tenths of one% higher than November 2019’s 4.2%.

During November 2020, Simpson County had a civilian labor force of 8,627 people of which 8,244 were employed leaving 383 unemployed.

Simpson County’s November unemployment rate was lower than the Barren River Area Development District’s 4.7%, lower than the state’s 5.1% and lower than the nation’s 6.4%.

Logan County’s 3.6% jobless rate was the district’s lowest and state’s third lowest. Allen County’s 3.9% was the district’s second lowest and state’s fifth lowest. Warren County’s unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Unemployment rates rose in 104 Kentucky counties between November 2019 and November 2020.

Todd County recorded the lowest jobless rate in Kentucky during November 2020 at 3.4%. Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest at 13.9%.

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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