Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky continues to show improvement in job creation.
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Current Employment Statistics, Kentucky ranked second in the nation for job growth over the past year.
The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary, released Friday, shows Kentucky’s net job growth from September 2011 to September 2012 was 2.6 percent, compared to North Dakota’s 5.6 percent job growth.
Governor Beshear stated this ranking is an extraordinary accomplishment for the state and outstanding workforce.
From September 2011 to September 2012, 47,000 jobs were created in the Commonwealth.
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes commented that the numbers also show the Commonwealth is heading in the right direction.