iStock_000017243360Small The increase in the minimum wage under consideration by the Louisville Metro Council would benefit an estimated 22 percent of those who work in Louisville/Jefferson County, as shown in a read more
SOWK cover 2014 More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, as outlined in KCEP’s new read more
medicaid expansion map 2012 Kentucky is starting to see the benefits of its decision to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in dramatic reductions in the number of uninsured across Kentucky counties read more
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By Ashley Spalding
September 25, 2014
As described in a WFPL article published today, Kentucky’s federal student loan default rate is now the 4th- highest among the states. Also, while new data shows some improvement in read more
By Jason Bailey
September 19, 2014
To glance at the recent headlines on jobs in Kentucky, you’d think things are really looking up. The latest monthly unemployment rate dropped from 7.4 percent to 7.1 percent. A read more
By Jason Bailey
September 17, 2014
A new report from the credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) says that growing income inequality is making it harder for states to generate the revenue needed to fund education and read more
By Ashley Spalding
September 16, 2014
The Census data released today from the American Community Survey (ACS) shows that 616,000 Kentuckians or one in seven residents did not have health insurance in 2013, which is about read more