SOWK cover 2014 More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, as outlined in KCEP’s new read more
immigrantsprofile Kentucky’s immigrants come from all over the world and are broadly represented throughout the state’s workforce and economy. But the controversy in the U.S. around immigration reform, which often eclipses read more
medicaid expansion map 2012 Kentucky is starting to see the benefits of its decision to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in dramatic reductions in the number of uninsured across Kentucky counties read more
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To glance at the recent headlines on jobs in Kentucky, you’d think things are really looking up. The latest monthly unemployment rate dropped from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent. A read more
By Jason Bailey
September 17, 2014
A new report from the credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) says that growing income inequality is making it harder for states to generate the revenue needed to fund education and read more
By Ashley Spalding
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The Census data released today from the American Community Survey (ACS) shows that 616,000 Kentuckians or one in seven residents did not have health insurance in 2013, which is about read more
By Ashley Spalding
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Increasing the state minimum wage and instituting a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and are two policies that complement each other and can help working families better make ends read more