13 August 2018
Our economy is currently healthy in several respects. Unemployment is low, and median household incomes have increased.
However, there is a radical imbalance in how the benefits of growth are shared among Kentuckians.
According to the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research, changes in Kentucky household income from 1979 to 2015 are as follows (Income level; percentile; Kentucky; U.S.):
• Lower income level – 10 percent, down 0.8 percent in Kentucky, up 7 percent in U.S.