Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,945,300 jobs in Kentucky in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,983,080 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 4,500 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,945,300 +4,500 +21,300
CPS 1,983,080 +45 +22,555

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 December 2018 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,945,300.

CPS employment in Kentucky for December 2018 is at a new high of 1,983,080.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 1,945,300 4,500 1,983,080 45
November 2018 1,940,800 5,800 1,983,035 1,677
October 2018 1,935,000 800 1,981,358 294
September 2018 1,934,200 -2,100 1,981,064 646
August 2018 1,936,300 3,700 1,980,418 1,511
July 2018 1,932,600 2,600 1,978,907 2,463
June 2018 1,930,000 700 1,976,444 2,290
May 2018 1,929,300 500 1,974,154 3,128
April 2018 1,928,800 1,100 1,971,026 3,862
March 2018 1,927,700 1,100 1,967,164 3,011
February 2018 1,926,600 1,900 1,964,153 2,212
January 2018 1,924,700 700 1,961,941 1,416