CBER in the News

19 September 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for August 2019 was up from the 4.3% reported for July 2019.

The preliminary August 2019 jobless rate was unchanged from the 4.4% recorded for the state in August 2018.

16 September 2019 - Monica Harkins (WTVQ)

After an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility this weekend, the price of gas is a concern here in the U.S.

CNN reports, head of petroleum analysis at Gasbuddy, Patrick Dehaan, estimates the hike is a matter of cents. He said people could see prices go up from 10 to 25 cents a gallon in the next few weeks.

ABC 36 talked to Mike Clark, the UK Interim Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research about the seriousness of the attack from a U.S. perspective.

26 August 2019 - Adam McCann (WalletHub)

Americans are hard workers, putting in an average of 1,780 hours per year, according to the World Economic Forum. That’s about 425 hours per year more than Germans work, but about 370 less than Mexicans do.

22 August 2019 - Bailey Loosemore and Ben Tobin (Louisville Courier Journal)

Ian Pollock spends most of his days in a restaurant kitchen, calling out orders to a line of cooks.

The job requires good communication and organization, skills Pollock has learned over a decade in the business. It pays $12 an hour, well above Kentucky's minimum wage of $7.25.

For a single adult, that wage is probably enough to earn a living. But Pollock splits custody of his 10-year-old son, which means it's barely enough to scrape by.

16 August 2019 - Tom Kenny (WTVQ)

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2019 was up from the 4.1 percent reported for June 2019.

The preliminary July 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in July 2018.

16 August - Hannah Bullard (WKMS)

Kentucky Center for Statistics in a release said the unemployment rate for July was up slightly from the previous month.

The rate in July was 4.3 percent, compared to 4.1 percent in June.

The number of employed people in Kentucky was down by more than 2,000 in July, and the number of unemployed increased by more than 3,000.

Employment in Kentucky’s mining and logging sector decreased by 300 jobs from June 2019 to July 2019.

15 August 2019 - The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3% according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2019 was up from the 4.1% reported for June 2019.

The preliminary July 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1% from the 4.4% recorded for the state in July 2018.

17 August 2019 - Taylor Six (Richmond Register)

Kentucky's unemployment rate rose slightly last month but remains below the level of last year.

Figures released Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show the state's seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3%, up from the 4.1% reported for June, but down 0.1% from the 4.4% recorded for the state in July 2018.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for July 2019 was 3.7%, unchanged from June 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

31 July 2019 - Advocate Messenger

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 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 June 2019 was up from the 4 percent reported for May 2019.

The preliminary June 2019 jobless rate was down 0.3 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in June 2018.

31 July 2019 - Jeremy Chisenhall (Insider Louisville)

By this time next year, Louisville City FC will have a new home, as the two-time United Soccer League Champions will move out of Louisville Slugger Field and into an 11,300-seat stadium in Butchertown.

There are a number of motives for the construction of the Butchertown stadium, one being that the USL will require each of its clubs to have a self-owned soccer-specific stadium by 2020. That requirement provides necessity for the stadium, but one other impetus could be at play — a move to Major League Soccer.