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Metro Mix — Lexington, Kentucky

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

Lexington Metro Mix (September 2018) | PDF

Though the unemployment rate ticked up about half a percentage point in the Lexington metro area in the first half of 2018, it remained low at 3.5 percent in June 2018. And although several sectors experienced employment declines, employment grew overall in the metro area about 1.0 percent during 2017. Home price growth slowed but remains robust, while per capita consumer debt levels and credit card delinquency rates have ticked up in recent quarters. Finally, per capita GDP growth in the metro area slowed in 2016, while per capita income fell. Read more…