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The Aerospace & Defense Industry in Kentucky

Aerospace & Defense Workforce in 2019

Total Jobs Supported By A&D in Kentucky12,754
Direct Employment5,788
Supply Chain Employment6,966
Kentucky’s Share of the National A&D Workforce0.58%
Average Wage of an A&D Employee in Kentucky$75,862
Total Wages Paid Out to A&D Employees (In Millions)$968

Sales and Economic Output (2019)

Total Economic Output (In Millions)$5,391
A&D’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$1,797
Direct Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$3,498
Supply Chain Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Contribution (In Millions)$1,893
A&D’s GDP Contribution as a Percent of Total State GDP0.84%
State & Local Tax Contribution (In Millions)$79
Federal Tax Contribution (In Millions)$186

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