Kentucky Employment Levels Rebound to Surpass Pre-Recession Peak

Jul 7, 2015

Credit Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, via Facebook

Kentucky has achieved a milestone of economic health with statewide employment levels back up above the peak levels of 2007 and 2008, which were before the recession. That’s according to a new study by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Emeritus Professor of Economics for the University of Louisville Paul Coomes conducted the study.

“The Bowling Green/Hopkinsville market has been one of the fastest growing since the recessionn and, actually, even before the recession," Coomes told WKYU. "In terms of job growth, it and Lexington and the Louisville and northern Kentucky markets have, by far, been the fastest growing. Actually, this has been true for 15 or 20 years.”

Jefferson, Fayette, Boone and Warren counties were the four fastest-growing counties since June 2009.