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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 280,700 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 260,889 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,357 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 280,700 -200 +6,600
CPS 260,889 +1,357 +10,749

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 February 2017 at 280,900. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Lexington is at a new high of 260,889.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 280,700 -200 260,889 1,357
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
August 2016 277,200 700 252,570 599
July 2016 276,500 1,600 251,971 566
June 2016 274,900 -600 251,405 396
May 2016 275,500 1,000 251,009 406
April 2016 274,500 400 250,603 463