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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 280,500 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,469 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 2,000 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,007 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 280,500 -2,000 +2,300
CPS 264,469 -1,007 +3,597

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 July 2018 at 282,500. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 265,476 for Lexington in July 2018. 1,007 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 280,500 -2,000 264,469 -1,007
July 2018 282,500 1,700 265,476 1,486
June 2018 280,800 800 263,990 6
May 2018 280,000 -200 263,984 909
April 2018 280,200 2,100 263,075 1,013
March 2018 278,100 -800 262,062 -357
February 2018 278,900 -1,500 262,419 -382
January 2018 280,400 700 262,801 1,086
December 2017 279,700 -100 261,715 224
November 2017 279,800 900 261,491 170
October 2017 278,900 400 261,321 187
September 2017 278,500 300 261,134 262