Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce http://wkms.org en Kentucky Jobs Forecast Shows Labor Shortage http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-jobs-forecast-shows-labor-shortage <p></p><p>Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce did a nationwide forecast for job creation for 2010 to 2020, and found Kentucky should do pretty well.</p><p>Kentucky could expect 15 percent in overall job growth, from 1.8 million jobs in 2010 to 2.1 million in 2020. Researchers say these numbers depend on relative economic calm — basically no crippling depressions or recessions.</p><p>Within seven years, Kentucky will have a serious shortage in skilled labor. The report says nearly two-thirds of the state's workers will need something more than a high school diploma.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, co-author Nicole Smith says the current workforce has just over half of the skills needed. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:27:08 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 32533 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Jobs Forecast Shows Labor Shortage