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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.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,200 -600 +1,700
CPS 261,854 -684 +7,734

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

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 281,200 -600 261,854 -684
October 2017 281,800 500 262,538 -283
September 2017 281,300 0 262,821 1,292
August 2017 281,300 700 261,529 -467
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