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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6:30 am
Wed December 31, 2014

2014 Saw Economic Gains in Kentucky

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2014 could go down as a "breakout" year for Kentucky's economy.

Economists and workers in about every occupation imaginable were waiting for the effects of the "Great Recession" of 2008 to fade.

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11:43 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Stumbo: Fully Funding 2015 Spending Priorities Could Exceed $800 Million

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Kentucky’s budget priorities for 2015 could require nearly $1 billion in revenue that the state doesn’t have. House Speaker Greg Stumbo told a group of business leaders earlier this month that the cost of funding priority issues like education, public employee raises and more could total an estimated $800 million.

 "It would probably be more of a number like seven to eight-hundred million, some would argue larger than that," says Stumbo. "It just depends upon how big a bite of the apple you want to take, but I don't think we can do that."

Stumbo says that it’s unlikely the state will have that money until Kentucky fully recovers from the 2008 recession. But, it’s coming. 

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12:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky—and Most States—are Spending Less Per Student Than Before the Recession, Report Says

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 5:31 am

Kentucky lags behind its peers for funding its public education system since the recession, a new report from the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

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8:17 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing

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A nonprofit group says the number of young adults in Kentucky and around the nation not in school unemployed has skyrocketed since 2000. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Monday blaming the problem on competition from older workers due to the recession and not being ready for college after high school graduation.

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Morning Cram
10:11 am
Tue May 29, 2012

the morning cram [back again edition]

Just when I was thinking we could use another recession...

NPR reports congressional economists are predicting dire financial straits if we don't do anything to stop it.

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