Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,927,800 jobs in Kentucky in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,967,068 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 1,200 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,915 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,927,800 +1,200 +4,500
CPS 1,967,068 +2,915 +24,606

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 in March 2018 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,927,800.

CPS employment in Kentucky for March 2018 is at a new high of 1,967,068.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 1,927,800 1,200 1,967,068 2,915
February 2018 1,926,600 1,900 1,964,153 2,212
January 2018 1,924,700 700 1,961,941 1,416
December 2017 1,924,000 800 1,960,525 -489
November 2017 1,923,200 1,600 1,961,014 -611
October 2017 1,921,600 -2,300 1,961,625 661
September 2017 1,923,900 2,300 1,960,964 1,854
August 2017 1,921,600 1,300 1,959,110 2,535
July 2017 1,920,300 -1,300 1,956,575 3,333
June 2017 1,921,600 4,200 1,953,242 3,553
May 2017 1,917,400 -2,500 1,949,689 3,686
April 2017 1,919,900 -3,400 1,946,003 3,541