- April 3, 2023
- Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
- Dustin Pugel
As more Kentuckians are vaccinated, and as consumer demand remains strong, people are returning to work in greater numbers and Kentucky’s economy is beginning to improve. While the Delta and Omicron variants threw a wrench in the recovery, job growth has been strong this year, even as inflation has made it more difficult for many to make ends meet – making supports like SNAP and unemployment insurance critical to support Kentucky workers on and off the job.
This tracker brings together some of the most important indicators of how Kentucky’s economy is faring, including the falling use of safety net programs. It will be updated as new data are released.