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Metro Government has launched a website that features charts of local economic data.

The site features information from the Kentucky State Data Center, and some of it is painful. For instance, looking through the site, you can see that population growth has slowed, wages have dropped and employment remained flat for most of the time after the recession (but it is on the upswing now). 

City spokeswoman Rebecca Fleischaker tells the Courier-Journal “If [Economic Development Director] Ted [Smith] is going to be held to the mat for what the city does to create jobs, we want people to see the full picture,”

The information is presented in PDF and XLS files.