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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 265,200 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 255,727 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 1,700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,754 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,200 +1,700 -12,900
CPS 255,727 +9,754 -9,305

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 August 2019 at 279,500. Since then 14,300 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 238,500 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 26,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 265,222 for Lexington in February 2020. 9,495 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 228,307, Lexington has added 27,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 265,200 1,700 255,727 9,754
October 2020 263,500 1,800 245,973 5,290
September 2020 261,700 -1,800 240,683 -10,646
August 2020 263,500 5,200 251,329 15,581
July 2020 258,300 6,600 235,748 -8,048
June 2020 251,700 9,200 243,796 426
May 2020 242,500 4,000 243,370 15,063
April 2020 238,500 -36,300 228,307 -30,119
March 2020 274,800 -3,000 258,426 -6,796
February 2020 277,800 100 265,222 115
January 2020 277,700 2,200 265,107 122
December 2019 275,500 -2,600 264,985 -47