Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 679,100 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 638,793 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 2,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 466 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 679,100 +2,400 +14,700
CPS 638,793 -466 +18,400

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 679,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 640,941 for Louisville in September 2017. 2,148 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 679,100 2,400 638,793 -466
October 2017 676,700 0 639,259 -1,682
September 2017 676,700 1,300 640,941 4,844
August 2017 675,400 5,100 636,097 1,186
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