September 18, 2020
Kentucky had another month of relatively modest job growth in August, and the state continues to face a massive shortage of jobs while signs in the national economy show more temporary layoffs are becoming permanent.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly survey of businesses shows the state added 30,800 jobs in August (or 1.7% growth), the second month of slower job growth compared to the 111,100 jobs that were added in June. That slowdown means we are still 124,700 jobs behind where we were in February.
The BLS monthly read more