The recession has cost many Americans their job — including artists. Even those who are self-employed have taken a hit. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer talks to several Kentucky artists feeling the recession and looks at how researchers are trying to find new ways of gauging how their wellbeing impacts the overall economy. “There’s some stuff that’s […]
A local business professor says the economy has bottomed out, but economic recovery will take time.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky lawmakers will have to wait a bit longer for a final report from a task force seeking ways to fix the bankrupt fund that provides benefits to jobless workers. Earlier this year, Kentucky’s unemployment insurance trust fund went broke. To keep paying unemployment benefits, the state started borrowing […]
It’ll be another few weeks before unemployed Kentuckians who have exhausted their benefits can get new checks through the federal extension of unemployment benefits. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation law was signed November 6th, and extends Kentucky’s unemployment benefits by 20 weeks because the unemployment rate is higher than eight-point-five percent. Lanny Brannock with the Education […]
The state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary jobless rate in June was 10.9%, up from 10.7% in May. It’s the highest since August of 1983, when Kentucky recorded a jobless rate of 11.1%. The national unemployment rate for June was 9.5%. Cabinet spokesperson Kim Saylor Brannock says the manufacturing sector […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh
A task force charged with finding ways to replenish Kentucky’s depleted unemployment insurance trust fund is holding frequent meetings in Frankfort
January was another record-setting month for unemployment in Kentucky.
Many unemployment offices throughout the state are having problems due to the weather. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. There are 19 unemployment offices in Kentucky that are not able to process electronic unemployment claims now due to power outages and other problems caused by current weather conditions. Cathy Lindsey is with the Kentucky Education and […]
Several large U.S. corporations announced massive lay-offs nationwide this week. About 55,000 jobs were lost in a single day. It’s not yet clear whether any of those losses will come from Kentucky. What is clear is that the most recent unemployment statistics here show little improvement.
A sharp rise in unemployment claims has states coming up short of money to pay benefits. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana and Michigan have run out of funds to pay unemployment benefits and 30 other states could soon be in the same situation, according to The National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Indiana’s unemployment […]