Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,939,500 jobs in Kentucky in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,971,004 employed persons for the month. Kentucky lost 500 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 10,721 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,939,500 -500 +30,900
CPS 1,971,004 -10,721 +76,792

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 peaked in May 2017 for Kentucky at 1,940,000. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,981,725 in May 2017. 10,721 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 1,939,500 -500 1,971,004 -10,721
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
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