An analysis by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has found that many communities across the state have rebounded from the 2008 recession.
The report released this week found a largely positive picture of the state economic health.
According to reports, the analysis found that three cities -
Lexington and - support more jobs now than
they had in 2007. It also found that Elizabethtown
jobs have increased to pre-recession levels and wages and salaries increased in
urban areas. Louisville
It wasn't all good news, though.
Wages and salaries fell in 17 counties mostly in eastern
. The region also saw a loss of
about 6,000 coal jobs. Kentucky
Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson said "it's a mixed picture," but clearly shows some recovery.