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Metro Mix — Lexington, Kentucky

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



Lexington Metro Mix (November 2016) | PDF

A broad range of indicators show that the economy of the Lexington metro area has continued to expand. Most notably, real output per capita grew 3.8 percent in 2015, more than twice the largest increase in any year since 2011. The region added about 4,100 jobs in the 12 months leading up to March 2016, and the unemployment rate continues to fall. The housing market has also been strong lately, with building permits, home values, and construction employment all showing strength in 2016. Read more…