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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 282,100 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 264,599 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 200 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 479 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 282,100 +200 +2,400
CPS 264,599 -479 +2,884

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 July 2018 at 282,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,000 in August 2018, Lexington has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 265,476 for Lexington in July 2018. 877 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 264,253, Lexington has added 346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 282,100 200 264,599 -479
November 2018 281,900 400 265,078 825
October 2018 281,500 400 264,253 -59
September 2018 281,100 100 264,312 -240
August 2018 281,000 -1,500 264,552 -924
July 2018 282,500 1,700 265,476 1,486
June 2018 280,800 800 263,990 6
May 2018 280,000 -200 263,984 909
April 2018 280,200 2,100 263,075 1,013
March 2018 278,100 -800 262,062 -357
February 2018 278,900 -1,500 262,419 -382
January 2018 280,400 700 262,801 1,086