Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Job Growth
There were 266,600 jobs in Lexington, Kentucky in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 255,115 employed persons for the month. Lexington added 1,600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24 (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 February 2020 at 282,700. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Lexington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 236,800 in April 2020, Lexington has gained 29,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 265,222 for Lexington in February 2020. 10,107 jobs have been lost in Lexington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 228,307, Lexington has added 26,808 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lexington, Kentucky Employment History