Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,953,000 jobs in Kentucky in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,964,257 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 4,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,447 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,953,000 +4,200 +25,600
CPS 1,964,257 +5,447 +55,329

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 November 2017 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,953,000.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,981,725 in May 2017. 17,468 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 1,947,922, Kentucky has added 16,335 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,953,000 4,200 1,964,257 5,447
October 2017 1,948,800 -2,500 1,958,810 4,109
September 2017 1,951,300 4,300 1,954,701 6,779
August 2017 1,947,000 8,000 1,947,922 -8,520
July 2017 1,939,000 2,800 1,956,442 -14,319
June 2017 1,936,200 -3,800 1,970,761 -10,964
May 2017 1,940,000 500 1,981,725 4,684
April 2017 1,939,500 600 1,977,041 14,813
March 2017 1,938,900 2,700 1,962,228 18,960
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