CBER in the News

21 August 2020 - Steve Rogers (WTVQ)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2020 unemployment rate continues t show the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, hitting 5.7 percent, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Kentucky Center for Statistics , an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

One key note is the hospitality industry continued to rebound but those job gains remain slow.

21 August 2020 - The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2020 unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary July 2020 jobless rate was up 1.3 percentage points from June 2020 and up 1.4 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state one year ago.

20 August 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2020 unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary July 2020 jobless rate was up 1.3 percentage points from June 2020 and up 1.4 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state one year ago.

2 August 2020 - Keith Lawrence (Messenger-Inquirer)

State records show that unemployment rates dropped dramatically in June.

But things aren’t as good as the numbers indicate.

Mike Clark, director of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Business and Economic Research, says things haven’t returned to normal.

20 July 2020 - Lisa Autry (WKYU)

Mike Clark, head of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Business and Economic Research, said while the jobless rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels, it doesn’t indicate the state’s economy has returned to normal.

Kentucky’s official unemployment rate is trending downward since swelling to more than 15 percent at the height of the coronavirus outbreak. 

June’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent, mirroring the rate recorded for the state one year ago.

16 July 2020 - River City News

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2020 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary June 2020 jobless rate was down 6.6 percentage points from May 2020 and equaled the 4.3 percent recorded for the state one year ago. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for June 2020 was 11.1 percent, down from 13.3 percent in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

14 July 2020 - John Charlton (WHAS)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Governor Andy Beshear is keeping a close eye on other states which have been forced to roll back business reopenings due to alarming spikes in COVID-19 cases.

Many of those states reopened faster than Kentucky did.

At Monday’s press briefing, Gov. Beshear pointed out that certain areas in the commonwealth have been experiencing troubling rises in positive tests since reopening.

19 June 2020 - Norther Kentucky Tribune

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May 2020 unemployment rate was 11 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

19 June 2020 - Paul Hitchcock (WYMK)

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May 2020 unemployment rate was 11 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The preliminary May 2020 jobless rate was down 5.6 percentage points from April 2020 and up 6.7 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in May 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for May 2020 was 13.3 percent, down from 14.7 percent in April 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.