Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,937,500 jobs in Kentucky in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,962,220 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 1,300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,952 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,937,500 +1,300 +28,900
CPS 1,962,220 +18,952 +78,198

Kentucky Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Kentucky as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Kentucky

CES employment in March 2017 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,937,500.

CPS employment in Kentucky for March 2017 is at a new high of 1,962,220.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,937,500 1,300 1,962,220 18,952
February 2017 1,936,200 1,900 1,943,268 19,271
January 2017 1,934,300 3,000 1,923,997 13,506
December 2016 1,931,300 3,900 1,910,491 1,563
November 2016 1,927,400 6,600 1,908,928 2,116
October 2016 1,920,800 900 1,906,812 2,533
September 2016 1,919,900 3,100 1,904,279 2,973
August 2016 1,916,800 -3,800 1,901,306 3,416
July 2016 1,920,600 12,000 1,897,890 3,678
June 2016 1,908,600 -2,500 1,894,212 3,668
May 2016 1,911,100 2,800 1,890,544 3,409
April 2016 1,908,300 -300 1,887,135 3,113