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The Lexington Metropolitan Area

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The Lexington area is an economically important component of the Fourth District. In terms of employment, it is the ninth-largest metro area in the District and the second largest in Kentucky. The industrial composition of the area’s employment is generally similar to the nation’s, but its manufacturing sector’s presence is somewhat stronger. In addition, Lexington’s proportion of jobs in information and finance lags the U.S. average.

Suggested citation: “The Lexington Metropolitan Area,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 06-06, pp. 15-16, 06.15.2006.

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