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Shocking Bluegrass Unemployment

Some striking unemployment figures for the Bluegrass Region:  Since 1990, the highest monthly unemployment figure was 5.5% – in June of this year the figure was 9.1%.

Over the 18 years from 1990 until 2008, the longest stretch with above 5% unemployment was three months.  Since May of 2008, we have had 15 months of unemployment above 5%, and its been over 7% for at least six months. Continue reading

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