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Government
1:16 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Kentucky Employment Levels Rebound to Surpass Pre-Recession Peak

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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.

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Economy
12:58 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Commonwealth Exceeds National Average in Job Growth; Purchase Area Lags Behind

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A new Kentucky Chamber of Commerce report shows the Commonwealth doing better than the country in some areas of economic recovery since the 2007 recession.

The report uses wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Government
4:45 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Ky. Chamber Report: Employment Up 5.6 Percent Since 2008/2009 Recession Low

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A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce finds the commonwealth has added a lower percentage of jobs than the United States as a whole in the years following the most recent recession.

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Government
9:20 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Notes Economic Growth Post-Recession

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report detailing the state’s economic recovery following the 2007 recession.

The study, conducted by the Chamber’s Senior Economic Advisor Dr. Paul Coomes, looks at data from local fiscal reports and federal databases covering wage and salary growth, job growth and housing market indicators. 

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