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Metro Mix — Lexington, Kentucky

Snapshots of economic conditions and prospects for MSAs in the Fourth District

Lexington Metro Mix (April 2017) | PDF

Economic conditions remain strong in the Lexington metro area. The most recent unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2001, and the region has nearly 9 percent more jobs today than it did in 2007. Income levels are growing, and consumer debt levels and credit card delinquency rates are both well below the national average. The region’s strength as an education center is also evident, as Lexington boasts a higher percentage of adults with bachelor’s degrees and a lower percentage of adults without high school diplomas than the national average. Read more…