Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,959,800 jobs in Kentucky in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,980,138 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 4,300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,098 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,959,800 +4,300 +28,100
CPS 1,980,138 -2,098 +6,326

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 July 2019 for Kentucky is at a new high of 1,959,800.

CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,983,771 in May 2019. 3,633 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,959,800 4,300 1,980,138 -2,098
June 2019 1,955,500 4,800 1,982,236 -1,535
May 2019 1,950,700 1,300 1,983,771 1,497
April 2019 1,949,400 2,100 1,982,274 422
March 2019 1,947,300 -2,200 1,981,852 2,278
February 2019 1,949,500 1,000 1,979,574 2,878
January 2019 1,948,500 8,500 1,976,696 2,741
December 2018 1,940,000 1,600 1,973,955 201
November 2018 1,938,400 5,000 1,973,754 277
October 2018 1,933,400 -400 1,973,477 248
September 2018 1,933,800 1,700 1,973,229 -75
August 2018 1,932,100 400 1,973,304 -508