Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,917,500 jobs in Kentucky in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,907,991 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 3,900 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,437 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,917,500 +3,900 +15,600
CPS 1,907,991 +12,437 +68,290

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 2016 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,917,500.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,928,077 in January 2007. 20,086 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 1,835,271, Kentucky has added 72,720 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,917,500 3,900 1,907,991 12,437
October 2016 1,913,600 -800 1,895,554 12,981
September 2016 1,914,400 9,500 1,882,573 10,474
August 2016 1,904,900 1,500 1,872,099 1,980
July 2016 1,903,400 -1,300 1,870,119 -4,495
June 2016 1,904,700 1,100 1,874,614 -4,491
May 2016 1,903,600 -300 1,879,105 2,656
April 2016 1,903,900 -5,000 1,876,449 6,339
March 2016 1,908,900 4,300 1,870,110 9,224
February 2016 1,904,600 -300 1,860,886 11,804
January 2016 1,904,900 -3,500 1,849,082 8,378
December 2015 1,908,400 6,500 1,840,704 1,003