Kentucky

  • Project Labor Agreements

    State prohibits government-mandated project labor agreements on public construction projects.

  • Prevailing Wage

    No.

  • Right to Work

    Yes.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    State may solicit proposals for and enter into build-to-suit leases with an option to purchase on vertical projects. State may enter into P3s for transportation or other infrastructure projects. The state has also established the Local Government Public-Private Partnership Board to  oversee the establishment and maintenance of P3 agreements.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 94% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $4,000,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    98% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Kentucky recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    1.4%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Kentucky

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay sub within 30 days of invoice.
Public: Owner must pay sub within 30 days of invoice.
Subs: For both public and private, the contractor must pay subs within 15 days of being paid by owner. Subs must pay lower tiers within 15 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

4.2%.

Incidence Rate

1.4

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers private workplaces and state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

9.3%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$7.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

33.9%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

0.86%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

5%.

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$3,684.