Kentucky Job Growth
There were 2,034,400 jobs in Kentucky in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,955,042 employed persons for the month. Kentucky added 1,500 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 5,259 (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 in October 2023 for Kentucky is at a new high of 2,034,400.
CPS employment in Kentucky reached a maximum of 1,994,918 in November 2019. 39,876 jobs have been lost in Kentucky since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,707,751, Kentucky has added 247,291 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Kentucky Employment History