Appalachian Employment Lagged Rest of United States from 2001 to 2021
Compares growth of employment in Appalachia from 2001-2021 with counties that neighbor Appalachia and counties in the rest of the United States. Features a county-level map with shadings indicating percent change in annual average employment.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Website Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics view details
Coal Production and Employment in Appalachia
Examines major trends in coal production and employment in Appalachia between 2000-2020 and assesses how those trends may affect economic performance in the region. Includes a section on health outcomes, with statistics comparing the mortality rate in Appalachian coal counties, Appalachian non-coal counties, and the rest of the United States, as well as the mortality rate in Appalachian coal region subregions.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission view details
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Rural Opioid Support Services Program
Study examining the impacts of the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic on a rural, nonprofit opioid use disorder (OUD) system support service program located in eastern Kentucky. Describes findings from interviews conducted in early fall 2020 discussing changes to daily life, service access and provision, and financial impacts.
Author(s): Jayme E. Walters, Aubrey E. Jones, Aaron R. Brown, Dorothy Wallis Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), 11164 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen Date: 09/2022 Type: Website Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau view details
Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau view details
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Workforce in Kentucky
Examines the distribution of speech language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists (AUDs) across Kentucky. Explores unique challenges faced by rural communities in accessing hearing and speech specialists. Features statistics on numbers of SLPs and AUDs in Kentucky, with breakdowns by Appalachian, rural, urban, and Delta areas.
Author(s): Sydney P. Howard, Melissa Slone, Austin Huff, Frances Feltner Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health view details