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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in July 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Kentucky 4.7% -0.3 -0.2
Elizabethtown 4.4% -0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, National

Elizabethtown, Kentucky monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elizabethtown peaked in May 2009 at 7,432. There are now 4,437 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,909 in July 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 86.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,995 -129 +55

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.4% 2,995
October
2017
4.1% 5.0% 4.6% 3,124
September
2017
4.2% 5.2% 4.7% 3,207
August
2017
4.4% 5.5% 5.3% 3,611
July
2017
4.3% 5.4% 5.4% 3,731
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.1% 3,456
May
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.7% 3,231
April
2017
4.4% 5.1% 5.0% 3,407
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.7% 3,177
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.6% 3,093
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.8% 3,201

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.