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Kentucky by the numbers: 8.5%

The projected unemployment rate for 2009 by University of Kentucky economics professor Kenneth Troske. presented last week at the 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference. Kentucky ended 2008 with a 6.4 percent unemployment rate. Troske also predicted the Kentucky economy would grow by 0.5 percent in 2009. To see the slide show he presented at the conference, go to www.kentucky.com/business.

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