Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,975,100 jobs in Kentucky in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,973,298 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,557 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,975,100 +100 +60,500
CPS 1,973,298 -6,557 +16,429

Kentucky Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Kentucky 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 in Kentucky

CES employment peaked in September 2022 for Kentucky at 1,976,000. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,975,000 in October 2022, Kentucky has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,997,565 in November 2019. 24,267 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,707,956, Kentucky has added 265,342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 1,975,100 100 1,973,298 -6,557
October 2022 1,975,000 -1,000 1,979,855 -4,028
September 2022 1,976,000 8,200 1,983,883 -821
August 2022 1,967,800 28,800 1,984,704 -1,784
July 2022 1,939,000 -10,400 1,986,488 -417
June 2022 1,949,400 11,800 1,986,905 1,081
May 2022 1,937,600 -5,100 1,985,824 2,837
April 2022 1,942,700 2,100 1,982,987 5,040
March 2022 1,940,600 4,400 1,977,947 8,362
February 2022 1,936,200 6,300 1,969,585 6,273
January 2022 1,929,900 8,100 1,963,312 5,782
December 2021 1,921,800 7,200 1,957,530 661