WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri June 27, 2014
Kentucky Growing Jobs But Wages Not Keeping Up
Most regions of Kentucky are adding jobs, but most of those jobs don't pay very much according to a recent analysis by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes said four of the the state's nine regions are above the national average in terms of job growth. But the average pay per job in all nine regions was lower than the national average.
Northern Kentucky had the highest growth in average pay at 18%, while the mountain region in eastern Kentucky had no growth at all. The national average for wage growth since the last recession is about 23%.
Coomes will expand on his report during a July 22nd speech during the Chamber's annual meeting in Louisville.