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It’s Springtime in Kentucky’s Job Market

April 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

In the eight years of Steve Beshear’s term in office, tens of thousands of Kentuckians dropped out of the work force. 75,872 of them, to be precise. Many had simply given up looking for jobs. In contrast, Indiana had watched it’s own workforce increase by over 50,000.

Now, less than five months since Matt Bevin took office as Kentucky’s new Republican Governor, ¬†things are looking up again in the Bluegrass State. Nearly every day Mr. Bevin uses social media to shine a spotlight on businesses that are creating new jobs in the commonwealth.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a non-partisan government agency which maintains employment data, Kentucky’s workforce has increased by 32,466 since the end of November last year. This is a huge vote of confidence in the new administration. This is not an increase in the number of persons employed, rather it represents people who have re-entered the workforce or are otherwise seeking employment. This also represents people who have chosen not to move out-of-state to find jobs

The real good news is that there are 30,350 more people earning paychecks today than the day Steve Beshear left office five short months ago. Kentucky’s new governor is keeping his promises, in a hurry.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (

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