Where Is the Employment Slack in Warren County and Kentucky Labor Markets?

A study* released by the St. Louis Federal Reserve on May 19 indicated that the slack in the labor market since the "Great Recession" can mostly be found in three industries. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and information. In Kentucky, employment in two of the three... Read More

What Changes in KY's Economic Activity and Leading Indexes Suggest

Since state GDP estimates are annual and only published with a significant delay, what variables can we look to for information about what is happening with the state's economy NOW? One option is to look at the FRB of Philadelphia state activity indexes.The FRB of Philadelphia coincident (economic... Read More

Gas Prices Lower in Bowling Green than Surrounding Areas

We hear a lot in the media about gas prices in Bowling Green being higher than surrounding areas, but they aren't always that way. The most recent Bowling Green gas prices recorded by GasBuddy.com show that, for the moment (captured in the snapshot below), gas prices in Bowling Green are actually... Read More