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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 281,000 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 261,844 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 152 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,000 +400 +3,800
CPS 261,844 -152 +9,274

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lexington, Kentucky Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lexington 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 for Lexington, Kentucky

CES employment for Lexington peaked in April 2017 at 281,700. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 280,200 in May 2017, Lexington has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 263,659 for Lexington in May 2017. 1,815 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 281,000 400 261,844 -152
July 2017 280,600 -300 261,996 -211
June 2017 280,900 700 262,207 -1,452
May 2017 280,200 -1,500 263,659 744
April 2017 281,700 800 262,915 1,980
March 2017 280,900 0 260,935 1,403
February 2017 280,900 700 259,532 2,442
January 2017 280,200 -300 257,090 2,585
December 2016 280,500 1,000 254,505 385
November 2016 279,500 1,200 254,120 513
October 2016 278,300 1,000 253,607 532
September 2016 277,300 100 253,075 505