Kentucky by the numbers: 80 percent

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a recent survey of Kentucky manufacturers suggested that 80 percent of them offer at least nine paid holidays annually.

Ninety-seven percent of the companies said they also offer health insurance, according to the 2010 Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey.

The survey was commissioned by the state Department of Workforce Investment, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and other groups. The survey was taken by 202 companies this year, up from 147 last year.

Scott Sloan