By Lexington Herald Leader
This is an election year in a poor state, 5 years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs.
Political talk about jobs is often just that - talk. But recent economic reports offer insight that candidates and officeholders should heed.
One says that places with an educated, trained work force not only attract more and better jobs - no surprise there - but also that they recover more quickly from economic shocks.