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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 279,900 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 267,425 employed persons for the month. Lexington lost 1,500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 333 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 279,900 -1,500 +7,100
CPS 267,425 +333 +3,840

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 238,900 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 41,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 269,057 for Lexington in February 2020. 1,632 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 228,691, Lexington has added 38,734 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 279,900 -1,500 267,425 333
August 2022 281,400 800 267,092 644
July 2022 280,600 2,200 266,448 796
June 2022 278,400 800 265,652 5
May 2022 277,600 -100 265,647 -97
April 2022 277,700 -1,100 265,744 -17
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