December 19, 2012
There is no question that greater levels of education are associated with higher wages and employment rates in Kentucky, and employment has been declining among those with less than a college degree in recent years. However, median wages have been stagnant for Kentuckians at all education levels over the last ten years—suggesting that our problems with job quality are more complex than just a skills gap.
Kentucky has seen wage stagnation across the board, but for those with some college or a high school degree, the trend is not new. read more