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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 277,900 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 266,723 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 2,400 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 147 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lexington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 277,900 +2,400 +1,400
CPS 266,723 -147 +3,760

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 August 2019 at 279,500. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 275,500 in December 2019, Lexington has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 266,870 for Lexington in December 2019. 147 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Lexington, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 277,900 2,400 266,723 -147
December 2019 275,500 -2,600 266,870 75
November 2019 278,100 -900 266,795 294
October 2019 279,000 -500 266,501 529
September 2019 279,500 0 265,972 515
August 2019 279,500 600 265,457 396
July 2019 278,900 -500 265,061 341
June 2019 279,400 900 264,720 311
May 2019 278,500 400 264,409 630
April 2019 278,100 300 263,779 223
March 2019 277,800 800 263,556 204
February 2019 277,000 500 263,352 389