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July 31, 2019

It is quite common for politicians, especially those running for the Executive to pontificate about term limits. It's a sensible political strategy since the idea is extremely popular with voters. Polls in recent years have found support for terms limits for the US Con...

June 25, 2019

A study released earlier this month found that Kentucky is one of the worst states in the United States at retaining successful millennials. The study compared data from all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, looking at the inflow of millennials, loosely defined...

June 24, 2019

Every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases area specific wage and employment data for metro areas. Kentucky is in a unique position for a few reasons.

A) There are nine different metro areas that have at least one Kentucky county in them, but only five are base...

June 6, 2019

Throwing economic sensibilities and consensus to the wind, the Trump Administration is pursuing significant tariffs on products from Mexico, one of America and Kentucky's largest trading partners. Late on the evening of the 5th, the President announced in a tweet...

June 5, 2019

New Report: Since the deepest points of the Great Recession, the number of people in the labor market who are unemployed has dropped by 64 percent, a remarkable testament to the strength of our recovery. The decrease, even with the considerable increase in the labor ma...

June 3, 2019

For Kentucky, virtually every indicator of economic growth is moving in a positive direction right now. The states labor force is among the largest in history, there are more people employed than ever before, and individuals seeking unemployment has decreased by more t...

May 10, 2019

The U.S. economy is in the midst of one the longest growth periods in the post-War era creating a unique circumstance in the labor market. The United States, for the first time since the data has been tracked, has more job openings than individuals looking for work. In...

November 27, 2018

Even after reducing its pension exclusion during the last legislative session, Kentucky still has one of the highest in the country. Retirees are leaving the state anyway.

August 21, 2018

Kentucky made some national news today in announcing that the Education Professional Standards Board voted to remove the unnecessary requirement for teachers in Kentucky to get master's degrees. Strangely, there has been some push back from labor unions despite the hea...

August 21, 2018

There has been a great deal of analysis in the national media in the last week about the most recent provisional overdose death count released by the CDC. For the nation as a whole, it found a year over year increase of 6.6%. For Kentucky, provisional data shows that w...

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