CBER in the News

(19 April 2019 - UKNOW)  What impact does University of Kentucky research have on the Commonwealth? The UK Research 2018 Annual Report provides a snapshot of UK’s research: from the opening of the Healthy Kentucky Research Building, to statewide economic impact and national R&D rankings, to innovative federally funded research projects in the six areas that fall under a new program — the Research Priorities Initiative.

(18 April 2019 - WTVQ)  Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2019 unemployment rate was 4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for March 2019 was down from the 4.1 percent reported for February 2019.

The preliminary March 2019 jobless rate was down 0.3 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in March 2018.

(18 April 2019 - The Lane Report) Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2019 unemployment rate was 4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for March 2019 was down from the 4.1 percent reported for February 2019.

The preliminary March 2019 jobless rate was down 0.3 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in March 2018.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  (March 21, 2019, The Lane Report) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for February 2019 was down from the 4.2 percent reported for January 2019.

The preliminary February 2019 jobless rate was down 0.2 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in February 2018.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 4, 2019 - The Lane Report) — Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in 2018 from 4.9 percent in 2017, while nonfarm employment gained 10,500 jobs, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

It was the lowest annual jobless rate for the state since 2000 when the rate was 4.2 percent.

The U.S. annual unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in 2018 from 4.4 percent in 2017.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2019) — Identifying place and preparation as key factors affecting prosperity, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 36th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.

26 January 2019

Listen to Carl Nathe's interview with CBER Director, Jenny Minier, during the Kentucky v. Kansas game ("UK at the Half").

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2019) (Alicia Gregory) — A recent national survey of what universities spend on research and development activities shows steady growth in the University of Kentucky’s research enterprise and the significant impact of federal funding on UK’s faculty, staff and students engaged in research.

UK spent $378.4 million to carry out research and development in fiscal year 2017.

Of the $378.4 million in R&D expenditures, 45 percent ($171.3 million) came from federal sources, like the National Institutes of Health.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) (Carl Nathe) — The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) is the applied economic research branch of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. Its purpose is to disseminate economic information and provide economic and policy analysis to assist decision makers in Kentucky’s public and private sectors.

17 January 2019

(The Lane Report)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2018 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for December 2018 was down from the 4.5 percent reported for November 2018.

The preliminary December 2018 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.5 percent recorded for the state in December 2017.