Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth
There were 281,200 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 261,854 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 684 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 October 2017 at 281,800. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 263,659 for Lexington in May 2017. 1,805 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 261,529, Lexington has added 325 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History