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.
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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 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
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History