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Society
5:20 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Career Center Offers Employment Workshops After Hospital Closes

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The Kentucky Career Center is offering two employment workshops to help the more than 60 people laid off from the recently closed Parkway Regional Hospital.

 

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Business
8:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Discouraged Workers Expected to Come Back to Kentucky Labor Market

Kentucky’s unemployment rate dropped below 9 percent for the first time in three years in 2012. Since then it’s averaged 8.4 percent. But the job market has grown more than that number suggests.

As of the end of November, Kentucky had added 35,000 new jobs in 2012. Kentucky Office of Employment and Training economist Manoj Shanker says that’s a huge number. But he says unemployment rates haven’t dropped very quickly because as news gets better, people who haven’t been looking start re-entering the workforce. 

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