Kentucky economy

Local News
2:09 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Kentucky Is Growing In Jobs, But Not In Wages, Study Says

Paul Coomes

Most regions of Kentucky are adding jobs, but most of those jobs don't pay very much, according to a recent analysis of the state's economy by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes said four of the state's nine regions are above the national average in terms of job growth. But the average pay per job in all nine regions was lower than the national average.

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Local News
3:14 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Economist: Slow, Steady Growth in Kentucky in 2013

Kentucky’s economic growth in 2013 could mirror the advances made this year.

That’s according to Ken Troske, who directs the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky.

Troske predicts another two to three percent in economic growth. He says this year’s economic improvement came at a slower than anticipated pace.

“It’s certainly not the growth that you would expect coming out of a recession," Troske said.