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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 669,000 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 637,365 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 2,600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,301 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 669,000 +2,600 +12,300
CPS 637,365 +4,301 +29,450

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 peaked in December 2016 at 669,800. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 666,400 in February 2017, Louisville has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Louisville is at a new high of 637,365.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 669,000 2,600 637,365 4,301
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
August 2016 663,000 -2,100 619,577 1,104
July 2016 665,100 7,300 618,473 3,655
June 2016 657,800 0 614,818 3,892
May 2016 657,800 1,000 610,926 2,129
April 2016 656,800 100 608,797 882