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.
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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 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
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History