Kentucky Job Growth
There were 1,938,000 jobs in Kentucky in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,986,514 employed persons for the month. Kentucky lost 11,400 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 391 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.
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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 21,400 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,663,300 in April 2020, Kentucky has gained 274,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,997,565 in November 2019. 11,051 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 278,558 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Kentucky Employment History