Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth
There were 278,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,052 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 800 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 367 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Lexington, Kentucky Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lexington 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 for Lexington, Kentucky
CES employment for Lexington peaked in January 2018 at 280,400. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,801 for Lexington in January 2018. 749 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History