Jobs are the central focus of much of the population these days. Unemployment is high, but not scary high, in Lexington. Still, hovering in the mid to high 7s, the current unemployment rate is roughly double what we averaged in the middle of the 2000s. So how is 2010 shaping up compared to 2009?
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Tweet Throughout the economic crisis, which some have taken to calling
Tweet This has been a year of firsts for a lot of individuals in the business community. Those of us on the younger side of life have certainly never seen an economic collapse like this one and even the older population will probably struggle to remember anything comparable this side of the Great Depression. As …
Tweet So if you read my previous post, you were witness to a little careless analysis on my part regarding the reasons for the larger than average drop in the unemployment rate between August and September. My theory was that due to to a larger than average drop in the labor force, there was a …
Tweet A bit of a respite in unemployment terms. The official unemployment rate for Fayette County dropped .5% to 7.7%. This is along seasonal change lines (there is often a drop between Aug and Sept) but it was also a bit more than expected. This means two things to me: one, employment following seasonal trends …