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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 269,300 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 256,762 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 2,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 722 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 269,300 +2,000 +2,100
CPS 256,762 +722 +5,094

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 February 2020 at 282,700. Since then 13,400 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,800 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 32,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,944 for Lexington in March 2020. 11,182 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 231,790, Lexington has added 24,972 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 269,300 2,000 256,762 722
October 2021 267,300 800 256,040 384
September 2021 266,500 -900 255,656 364
August 2021 267,400 100 255,292 868
July 2021 267,300 1,700 254,424 5,472
June 2021 265,600 -1,000 248,952 -5,622
May 2021 266,600 200 254,574 680
April 2021 266,400 -2,800 253,894 683
March 2021 269,200 1,800 253,211 579
February 2021 267,400 2,400 252,632 560
January 2021 265,000 800 252,072 452
December 2020 264,200 -3,000 251,620 -48