Jobs and the Economy on Kentucky Tonight

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The U.S. economy continues to be a story of mixed messages. One week, the statistics are on the uptick and the news is good. The next week the economy looks like it’s stuck in molasses with barely any movement.

What’s behind the numbers and what do the indicators mean?

Late last month the website Politico reported that President Obama is focusing on the economy, “looking to breathe new life into his second-term agenda with a fresh pivot back to the issue a majority of Americans feel most acutely in their daily lives.”

Just today Time Magazine wrote, “For some time now, the U.S. has been the prettiest house on what is an ugly economic block. Look around: China and many of the other major emerging markets are slowing down, and Europe is in recession. The U.S., on the other hand, finally seems to be moving beyond 2% annual economic growth toward a more robust recovery. The big question is whether it will be a recovery for everyone.”

Join me for Kentucky Tonight at 8 p.m. as we talk about the economy with our guests: Dave Adkisson, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Bill Londrigan, President of the Kentucky AFL-CIO; and economics professors John Garen of the University of Kentucky and Malcolm Robinson of Thomas More College.

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