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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 279,600 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,952 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 742 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 279,600 -800 +1,100
CPS 262,952 -742 +3,420

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 800 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 263,694 for Lexington in January 2018. 742 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 279,600 -800 262,952 -742
January 2018 280,400 700 263,694 1,145
December 2017 279,700 -100 262,549 394
November 2017 279,800 900 262,155 -383
October 2017 278,900 400 262,538 -283
September 2017 278,500 300 262,821 1,292
August 2017 278,200 -200 261,529 -467
July 2017 278,400 500 261,996 -211
June 2017 277,900 100 262,207 -1,452
May 2017 277,800 -200 263,659 744
April 2017 278,000 -900 262,915 1,980
March 2017 278,900 400 260,935 1,403