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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 276,300 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 251,241 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 1,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 371 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 276,300 +1,200 +2,400
CPS 251,241 +371 +7,676

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 2016 at 276,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 271,200 in June 2016, Lexington has gained 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Lexington is at a new high of 251,241.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 276,300 1,200 251,241 371
November 2016 275,100 2,000 250,870 1,590
October 2016 273,100 400 249,280 807
September 2016 272,700 1,000 248,473 1,227
August 2016 271,700 100 247,246 1,759
July 2016 271,600 400 245,487 -1,045
June 2016 271,200 -2,400 246,532 -1,227
May 2016 273,600 -2,800 247,759 24
April 2016 276,400 1,900 247,735 1,328
March 2016 274,500 200 246,407 357
February 2016 274,300 700 246,050 1,484
January 2016 273,600 -300 244,566 1,001