Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,938,100 jobs in Kentucky in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,977,936 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 1,900 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,351 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,938,100 +1,900 +46,400
CPS 1,977,936 +8,351 +48,821

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 February 2020 for Kentucky at 1,959,400. Since then 21,300 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,663,300 in April 2020, Kentucky has gained 274,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,997,565 in November 2019. 19,629 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 269,980 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 1,938,100 1,900 1,977,936 8,351
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
November 2021 1,914,600 4,500 1,956,869 2,358
October 2021 1,910,100 9,000 1,954,511 5,229
September 2021 1,901,100 -6,200 1,949,282 5,142
August 2021 1,907,300 14,700 1,944,140 3,578
July 2021 1,892,600 2,900 1,940,562 2,334
June 2021 1,889,700 600 1,938,228 1,722
May 2021 1,889,100 4,800 1,936,506 3,038
April 2021 1,884,300 -7,400 1,933,468 4,353