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Economy in Kentucky

Kentucky has an unemployment rate of 4.3%. The US average is 3.9%.

Kentucky has seen the job market increase by 1.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Kentucky
- The Sales Tax Rate for Kentucky is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Kentucky is 5.8%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Kentucky
- The average income of a Kentucky resident is $23,741 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Kentucky resident is $43,342 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYKentucky, KentuckyUnited States
  5.1%3.7%
  1.3%1.6%
  34.8%33.5%
  6.0%6.2%
  5.0%4.6%
  $25,888$31,177
  $46,535$57,652
  $59,003$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  1.6%1.3%
  1.1%0.6%
  5.9%6.2%
  14.0%10.4%
  2.5%2.7%
  11.9%11.6%
  4.9%4.1%
  1.1%0.9%
  1.6%2.1%
  4.2%4.7%
  1.3%1.9%
  4.1%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  3.6%4.3%
  9.8%9.3%
  14.5%13.8%
  1.4%2.2%
  7.3%7.4%
  4.7%4.9%
  4.5%4.8%
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    Reviews for Kentucky    25 Reviews
    Thoughts on KY from a KY born and raised resident. - 4/24/2020
    So, I've lived in KY my whole life, born in Bowling Green, and raised just outside of Glasgow. I graduated from Barren County High School in 2017, and currently attend... Read More

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    Awesome ?????? - 10/2/2019
    Never lived there but I hear Kentucky is a great State to grow smoke(maryjiwanna... Read More

    Thinking of Kentucky? Think again! - 9/11/2016
    Spot on Stephanie! I bought a beautiful historic home overlooking the Mississippi River thought it would be wonderful. Although the people seemed very friendly at... Read More


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