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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 278,000 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 265,827 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 800 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 66 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 278,000 -800 +9,400
CPS 265,827 +66 +8,096

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 283,300. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 238,900 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 39,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 269,057 for Lexington in February 2020. 3,230 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 228,691, Lexington has added 37,136 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 278,000 -800 265,827 66
March 2022 278,800 1,000 265,761 613
February 2022 277,800 1,000 265,148 617
January 2022 276,800 2,100 264,531 530
December 2021 274,700 1,000 264,001 27
November 2021 273,700 1,000 263,974 118
October 2021 272,700 -100 263,856 271
September 2021 272,800 -1,400 263,585 275
August 2021 274,200 800 263,310 195
July 2021 273,400 3,000 263,115 5,193
June 2021 270,400 1,100 257,922 62
May 2021 269,300 700 257,860 129