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Economy in Kentucky

Kentucky has an unemployment rate of 5.4%. The US average is 5.2%.

Kentucky has seen the job market decrease by -1.5% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.6%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Kentucky
- The Sales Tax Rate for Kentucky is 6.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Kentucky is 5.8%. The US average is 4.6%.

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

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  ECONOMYKentucky, KentuckyUnited States
  Unemployment Rate5.4%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth-1.5%1.6%
  Future Job Growth31.6%38.0%
  Sales Taxes6.0%6.0%
  Income Taxes5.8%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$23,741$28,555
  Household Income$43,342$53,482
  Family Median Income$54,928$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1.6%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction1.1%0.6%
  Construction5.9%6.2%
  Manufacturing14.0%10.4%
  Wholesale trade2.5%2.7%
  Retail trade11.9%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing4.9%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information1.6%2.1%
  Finance and insurance4.2%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing1.3%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services4.1%6.7%
  Management of companies0.1%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs3.6%4.3%
  Educational services9.8%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance14.5%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.4%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services7.3%7.4%
  Other services4.7%4.9%
  Public administration0.045320.04801
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    Reviews for Kentucky    24 Reviews
    Ur mom - 9/8/2018
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    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

    Kentucky my point of view from experience - 11/9/2015
    I have lived in the following counties: Jefferson, Fayette, Grayson, Hardin, Daviess, Warren, Taylor, Adair, Pulaski. Here are the pros and cons from experience. ... Read More


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