Economic Report Shows Growth In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- An analysis by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has found that many communities across the state have rebounded from the 2008 recession.

The report released this week found a largely positive picture of the state economic health.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/19ry3t5) reports the analysis found that three cities -- Owensboro, Lexington and Elizabethtown -- support more jobs now than they had in 2007. It also found that Louisville jobs have increased to pre-recession levels and wages and salaries increased in urban areas.

It wasn't all good news, though.

Wages and salaries fell in 17 counties mostly in eastern Kentucky. The region also saw a loss of about 6,000 coal jobs.

Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson said "it's a mixed picture," but clearly shows some recovery.


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