PADUCAH, Ky -
Loss of manufacturing and the county with the greatest growth in jobs and wages in the state. Those are two of the big takeaways from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2014 report: "Recovery From The Last Recession: How Kentucky's Nine Regional Economies Performed". The report looked at how the state's economy performed from June 2009 to June 2014, dividing the state into nine economic regions.
A key finding in the report is that our economic region, the Paducah-Purchase, has lost manufacturing jobs. That's while the Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green-Hopkinsville regions grew jobs in the same field.
Looking at individual counties in our region, several saw loss of jobs and wages in the last five years.