Measuring Progress

How Ready is Kentucky's Workforce to Meet the Needs of Business?

The workforce center believes in the power of using data to monitor the performance of Kentucky's education and workforce providers to ensure Kentucky citizens are prepared with the skills most needed by businesses.

Our Latest Reports



Kentucky's Workforce Progress & Challenges report details how Kentucky
employers cannot find qualified workers for the jobs available today.






Kentucky would need to add more than 165,000 people to the workforce to reach
the national average participation rate of 62.7% (as of 2016).
This report offers a closer look at the various factors that affect the state’s workforce participation.






In this report, the Chamber has “looked under the hood” of Kentucky’s workforce training and development programs,
identified key challenges and developed recommendations to address them.



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