Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 681,400 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 648,343 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 2,200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,066 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 681,400 +2,200 +10,600
CPS 648,343 -1,066 +2,753

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Louisville, Kentucky Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Louisville 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 Louisville, Kentucky

CES employment for Louisville in July 2019 is at a new high of 681,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 650,075 for Louisville in May 2019. 1,732 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 681,400 2,200 648,343 -1,066
June 2019 679,200 1,300 649,409 -666
May 2019 677,900 2,300 650,075 708
April 2019 675,600 2,000 649,367 905
March 2019 673,600 -3,300 648,462 1,671
February 2019 676,900 4,300 646,791 1,804
January 2019 672,600 6,000 644,987 949
December 2018 666,600 -2,000 644,038 10
November 2018 668,600 900 644,028 -173
October 2018 667,700 -3,300 644,201 -497
September 2018 671,000 -400 644,698 -434
August 2018 671,400 600 645,132 -458