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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 278,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,052 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 800 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 367 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 278,100 -800 -800
CPS 262,052 -367 +2,437

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 January 2018 at 280,400. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,801 for Lexington in January 2018. 749 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 278,100 -800 262,052 -367
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
August 2017 278,200 -200 260,872 196
July 2017 278,400 500 260,676 172
June 2017 277,900 100 260,504 189
May 2017 277,800 -200 260,315 280
April 2017 278,000 -900 260,035 420