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Employment rates in the information technology field are slowly declining across the commonwealth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees in IT related fields in Kentucky have dropped by more than 5,000 since 2006.

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A new federal report shows some good news for Kentucky enterprise.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, according to the latest available data, the state led the country in new businesses created during the second quarter of 2013.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says almost 6,700 new businesses opened in the Commonwealth in that quarter, many of them businesses with five or fewer employees.