CBER in the News

8 March 2021 - Monica Harkins (WTVQ)

Congress is expected to pass the latest stimulus package this week to help struggling Americans.

We talked to experts in Kentucky about what it could mean in the commonwealth.

“This has really been a very different situation than what we’ve seen historically,” Mike Clark, Ph.D., said.

Clark is University of Kentucky’s director of the Center for Business and Economic Research.

8 March 2021 - Steve Rogers (WTVQ)

Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.6%, up from 4.1% in 2019, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The U.S. annual unemployment rate jumped to 8.1% in 2020 from 3.7% in 2019.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimate of the number of employed Kentuckians for 2020 was 1,885,645. This figure was down 99,017 from the 1,984,662 employed in 2019.

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)

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently released the first of a series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Update of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports,” in a partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

It traces what the coronavirus pandemic, which hit in March, did to the state’s economy and how the recovery is coming.

The report says the pandemic has “shaken the economy to its core.”

9 February 2021 - Kentucky New Era

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the first of a new series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Updated of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports,” on Tuesday to track Kentucky’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

In addition to causing a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has also shaken the economy to its core, stated the press release.

9 February 2021 - Jacqueline Pitts (The Lane Report)

On Tuesday, The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the first of a new series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Update of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports‘,” to track Kentucky’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

3 February 2021 - UKNow

Describing the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected Kentucky’s economy, 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 49th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.

3 February 2021 - Steve Rogers (WTVQ)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Public Affairs) — Describing the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected Kentucky’s economy, 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 49th Kentucky Annual Economic Report.

Released Wednesday, the report is one of the many ways CBER fulfills its mandated mission as specified in the Kentucky Revised Statutes to examine various aspects of the Kentucky economy.

21 January 2021 - Garrett Wymer (WKYT)

She’s educated, qualified and available - yet Lori Rivera still can’t find a job.

“It all kind of boils down to, if I didn’t have my boyfriend and my family, I’d be destitute,” Rivera said. “I’d be out in a tent somewhere. So I really don’t know what the disconnect is in being able to find a job.”