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Visits to state workforce Web site shoot up in 2004 
Press Release Date:  August 11, 2004
Contact:  Kim Saylor Brannock
(502) 564-6606

A Web site that tells Kentuckians what will be the fastest growing occupations in the future, the economic pulse of a county and other workforce information has seen a 65 percent jump in the average number of people using it monthly since it began in March 2003.

The Workforce Kentucky site at is averaging 18,000 visits a month in 2004 compared to an average of 11,000 per month in 2003. An average of nearly 100,000 pages are viewed on the site monthly.

“It’s the natural growth of having information that people want and are interested in,” said Carlos Cracraft, chief labor market analyst for the Kentucky Education Cabinet. “People come back to the site because the data is updated weekly and monthly.”

Cracraft said the workforce information has always been sought by a variety of people including job seekers, economists, employers, training providers, government officials and students. “Putting the information on the Internet in an easy-to-use format has made the data more accessible, so even more people are using it,” he said.

Data on Workforce Kentucky can be accessed at the state or county level, by Area Development Districts and by Metropolitan Statistical Area. Users also can tailor the site to their needs with the My Site function, which lets people enter, store, maintain and retrieve data they want.

“Workforce Kentucky keeps up with the constantly changing facts, statistics and information associated with Kentucky residents and their work. This information is essential for keeping Kentuckians informed about the job market, labor supply, industries and employers in our state,” Cracraft said. “It’s important information for employers who want to expand their businesses or locate in Kentucky and it’s equally important for Kentuckians who need guidance about career choices and opportunities.”

The Education Cabinet coordinates learning programs from K-16, and manages and supports training and employment functions in the Department for Workforce Investment. For more information about our programs, visit or or call 502-564-6606.


Last updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2004