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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 676,000 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 637,580 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 5,700 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,669 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 676,000 +5,700 +13,000
CPS 637,580 +2,669 +18,003

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

Louisville, Kentucky Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Louisville in August 2017 is at a new high of 676,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 639,270 for Louisville in April 2017. 1,690 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a July 2017 low of 634,911, Louisville has added 2,669 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 676,000 5,700 637,580 2,669
July 2017 670,300 -2,100 634,911 -49
June 2017 672,400 -1,200 634,960 -3,511
May 2017 673,600 3,100 638,471 -799
April 2017 670,500 1,000 639,270 1,684
March 2017 669,500 3,100 637,586 4,522
February 2017 666,400 -3,300 633,064 4,350
January 2017 669,700 -100 628,714 5,451
December 2016 669,800 5,400 623,263 2,870
November 2016 664,400 4,500 620,393 1,888
October 2016 659,900 -4,900 618,505 -282
September 2016 664,800 1,800 618,787 -790