Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,930,100 jobs in Kentucky in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,980,103 employed persons for the month. Kentucky lost 2,500 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,930,100 -2,500 +8,500
CPS 1,980,103 +1,196 +20,993

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 July 2018 for Kentucky at 1,932,600. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Kentucky for August 2018 is at a new high of 1,980,103.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 1,930,100 -2,500 1,980,103 1,196
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
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