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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 671,700 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 642,758 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 4,600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 671,700 +4,600 +8,000
CPS 642,758 +3,202 +9,694

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 671,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 642,842 for Louisville in December 2017. 84 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 639,556, Louisville has added 3,202 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 671,700 4,600 642,758 3,202
January 2018 667,100 -900 639,556 -3,286
December 2017 668,000 -1,100 642,842 3,427
November 2017 669,100 700 639,415 156
October 2017 668,400 -500 639,259 -1,682
September 2017 668,900 1,800 640,941 4,844
August 2017 667,100 500 636,097 1,186
July 2017 666,600 -100 634,911 -49
June 2017 666,700 1,700 634,960 -3,511
May 2017 665,000 1,300 638,471 -799
April 2017 663,700 -600 639,270 1,684
March 2017 664,300 600 637,586 4,522