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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases January 2018 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary January unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS). The unemployment rate for January 2018 was down from the revised 4.5 percent reported for December 2017. The preliminary January 2018 jobless rate was down 0.9 percentage points from the 5.2 percent recorded for the state in January...

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...

UK, Ky. Center for Education and Workforce Statistics partner to prepare in-depth labor market analyses

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) recently partnered with the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Kentucky to prepare economic analyses on the state’s workforce and labor market data, including the monthly statewide and county unemployment rate news releases. KCEWS is an agency in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet that...

Author of UK report on state’s economy ‘guardedly optimistic’ about prospects this year

Highlighting the importance of education to Kentucky’s economy in both good and bad economic times, 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 44th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today. The report is one of the many ways CBER fulfills its mandated mission...

Report shows several reasons to be ‘upbeat’ about Kentucky’s 2015 economic prospects

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward   Delivering its most optimistic forecast for Kentucky’s economy in recent memory, the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky released its 43rd Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.   The report covers a variety of issues ranging from an economic forecast for Kentucky in 2015 to a comprehensive presentation of agricultural,...

Kentucky 2014 economic forecast released with author saying he’s ‘generally optimistic’

The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky released its 42nd Kentucky Annual Economic Report today, with CBER Director Chris Bollinger saying he is “generally optimistic about the state’s economic prospects this year.”   Chris Bollinger “Recovery from the so-called Great Recession has been frustratingly slow because of its depth and length,”...