The Bluegrass Region has successfully avoided much of the high unemployment rates that have manifested themselves in the state of Kentucky as well as the USA during the recent recession. A diverse economy that includes government, education, and healthcare, as well as a highly educated labor force, have helped shield the Bluegrass from seeing the worst of the worldwide economic crisis.
Whether you’re seeking employment or looking to start a business, Lexington is among the top cities in the nation for entrepreneurs. In 2008, the city was rated fifth among the “Best Places for Business and Careers” by FORBES magazine.
Lexington and the surrounding area’s robust economy are due in large part to its diversification of employment opportunities. No single employment sector comprises more than 20-percent of the labor force in the metro area. Employment is dispersed among government, education and healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, professional and business services, and construction. As a result of these diverse opportunities, Lexington’s unemployment rate is typically lower than the rest of the state and nation.
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