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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 267,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 254,390 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 1,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,438 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 267,100 +1,500 +4,600
CPS 254,390 +5,438 +3,617

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 15,600 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,800 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 30,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,944 for Lexington in March 2020. 13,554 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 231,790, Lexington has added 22,600 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 267,100 1,500 254,390 5,438
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
November 2020 267,200 1,700 251,668 -20
October 2020 265,500 1,400 251,688 187
September 2020 264,100 -300 251,501 330
August 2020 264,400 1,900 251,171 398