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Mon February 16, 2009
By Angela Hatton
Hopkinsville, KY – The most recent Kentucky labor statistics puts Calloway County on the low end of the state unemployment scale. The county's 6-point-1 percent unemployment rate is the state's second lowest. Nearby Trigg County has an unemployment level double Calloway's. Cadiz Career Center Director Debbie Birdsong tells the Kentucky New Era recent plant closures, including Johnson Controls, have contributed to the rates. The state-wide average jobless rate is 7-point-8 percent.