Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth
There were 267,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 254,390 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 1,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,438 (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 February 2020 at 282,700. Since then 15,600 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,800 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 30,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 267,944 for Lexington in March 2020. 13,554 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 231,790, Lexington has added 22,600 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History