A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases May 2018 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May 2018 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2018 was up from the 4 percent reported for April 2018. The preliminary May 2018 jobless rate was down 1 percentage point from the 5.1 percent recorded...

Report: Kentucky maintains high grades for manufacturing and logistics’ declines in innovation

Kentucky maintains high grades for manufacturing and logistics, says the 2018  Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card released today by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana. Kentucky improved from “C” to “B-” in its Benefits Costs and “D” to “D+” in its Tax Climate grades. The state maintained grade of...

University of Kentucky CBER issues report showing education is key to Kentucky’s economic future

By Michael Childress Special to KyForward Identifying education as the most important factor affecting Kentucky’s economic future, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 46th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today. The report is one of the many ways...