Total Labor Force (2018)

2,062,422

Total Population

4,468,402

Population Rank Among States

26th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$12,444

Rank Among States

35th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.3%

Rank Among States

39th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board

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Local Workforce Boards

Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board

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Cumberlands Workforce Development Board

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Eastern Kentucky Workforce Development Board

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Greater Louisville Workforce Development Board

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Green River Workforce Development Board

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Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board

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Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board

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South Central Workforce Development Board

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Tenco Workforce Development Board

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West Kentucky Workforce Development Board

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Kentucky National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.6%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
33.0%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.9%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (7.6% Kentucky | 12.0% National)
7.6%
12%
High school (30.1% Kentucky | 27.1% National)
30.1%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (32.6% Kentucky | 28.9% National)
32.6%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (29.7% Kentucky | 32.0% National)
29.7%
32%

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