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Report: Kentucky adding low paying jobs while losing high paying jobs
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:33 AM EDT
Kentucky's unemployment rate dropped in April, but a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce shows the state is losing high paying jobs while adding low paying jobs.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates disagree on how to fix this. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to raise the minimum wage. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell says that would cut jobs. Coomes agreed with McConnell.
The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy says raising the minimum wage would stimulate the economy by increasing consumer spending.