Department of Numbers

Kentucky Job Growth

There were 1,953,600 jobs in Kentucky in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,996,905 employed persons for the month. Kentucky lost 5,400 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,412 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kentucky job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,953,600 -5,400 +13,600
CPS 1,996,905 +5,412 +22,950

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 October 2019 for Kentucky at 1,964,500. Since then 10,900 jobs have been lost in Kentucky according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Kentucky for December 2019 is at a new high of 1,996,905.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 1,953,600 -5,400 1,996,905 5,412
November 2019 1,959,000 -5,500 1,991,493 4,715
October 2019 1,964,500 3,000 1,986,778 4,057
September 2019 1,961,500 9,700 1,982,721 1,947
August 2019 1,951,800 -3,200 1,980,774 817
July 2019 1,955,000 -500 1,979,957 -2,279
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