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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 281,600 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 265,068 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 348 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,600 +200 +6,700
CPS 265,068 +348 +2,796

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 in July 2019 is at a new high of 281,600.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Lexington is at a new high of 265,068.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 281,600 200 265,068 348
June 2019 281,400 800 264,720 311
May 2019 280,600 500 264,409 630
April 2019 280,100 800 263,779 223
March 2019 279,300 200 263,556 204
February 2019 279,100 1,000 263,352 389
January 2019 278,100 200 262,963 401
December 2018 277,900 100 262,562 25
November 2018 277,800 1,800 262,537 57
October 2018 276,000 -900 262,480 117
September 2018 276,900 800 262,363 87
August 2018 276,100 1,200 262,276 4