Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth
There were 282,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,599 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 200 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 479 (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 July 2018 at 282,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,000 in August 2018, Lexington has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 265,476 for Lexington in July 2018. 877 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 264,253, Lexington has added 346 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History