Research Highlights

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Housing

This policy brief examines one of the seconary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, beyond the broader economy and health, by looking at housing security in Kentucky and the United States overall. 

Why Did Kentucky’s Unemployment Rate Fall?

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted economic activity in the United States and Kentucky. Social distancing orders designed to reduce the spread of the virus contributed to numerous businesses reducing their operations and employment.

The Effects of Opioids on Kentucky's Workforce

Growth in opioid abuse creates fiscal pressure on state and local agencies by increasing the need for foster care, health care, criminal justice programs, and many other types of public services.


Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
Kentucky Research Data Center

CBER in the News

23 February 2021 - Liz Carey (Business Lexington)

The COVID-19 pandemic will have far-reaching consequences for Kentucky’s workforce and economy, experts say, and those hit hardest will be the industries that take the longest to recover.

14 February 2021 - Keith Lawrence (Messenger-Inquirer)