Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 669,300 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 641,001 employed persons for the month. Louisville lost 1,000 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 591 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 669,300 -1,000 +2,200
CPS 641,001 -591 +3,934

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 peaked in April 2018 at 672,700. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 647,937 for Louisville in April 2018. 6,936 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 639,490, Louisville has added 1,511 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 669,300 -1,000 641,001 -591
July 2018 670,300 -1,000 641,592 2,102
June 2018 671,300 800 639,490 -3,402
May 2018 670,500 -2,200 642,892 -5,045
April 2018 672,700 1,500 647,937 814
March 2018 671,200 1,000 647,123 4,927
February 2018 670,200 3,100 642,196 5,084
January 2018 667,100 -900 637,112 -411
December 2017 668,000 -1,100 637,523 324
November 2017 669,100 700 637,199 -356
October 2017 668,400 -500 637,555 -372
September 2017 668,900 1,800 637,927 860