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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 650,400 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 618,604 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 2,000 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,669 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 650,400 +2,000 +23,500
CPS 618,604 +1,669 +18,638

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 February 2020 at 680,000. Since then 29,600 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 574,800 in April 2020, Louisville has gained 75,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 657,466 for Louisville in February 2020. 38,862 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 555,793, Louisville has added 62,811 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 650,400 2,000 618,604 1,669
June 2021 648,400 -1,600 616,935 -8,980
May 2021 650,000 5,800 625,915 1,766
April 2021 644,200 -1,800 624,149 1,116
March 2021 646,000 2,100 623,033 316
February 2021 643,900 1,900 622,717 540
January 2021 642,000 2,300 622,177 810
December 2020 639,700 -2,600 621,367 2,404
November 2020 642,300 1,200 618,963 2,919
October 2020 641,100 1,900 616,044 3,320
September 2020 639,200 3,800 612,724 5,073
August 2020 635,400 8,500 607,651 7,685