Kentucky Job Growth
There were 1,865,400 jobs in Kentucky in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,899,269 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 5,100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,200 (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 1,957,000. Since then 91,600 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,662,100 in April 2020, Kentucky has gained 203,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,999,126 in November 2019. 99,857 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,734,915, Kentucky has added 164,354 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Kentucky Employment History