Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 643,100 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 618,747 employed persons for the month. Louisville lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 16,766 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 643,100 -100 -32,800
CPS 618,747 +16,766 -34,362

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 681,500. Since then 38,400 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 559,300 in April 2020, Louisville has gained 83,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 654,997 for Louisville in February 2020. 36,250 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 532,792, Louisville has added 85,955 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 643,100 -100 618,747 16,766
October 2020 643,200 3,600 601,981 2,296
September 2020 639,600 -100 599,685 -13,805
August 2020 639,700 11,900 613,490 34,861
July 2020 627,800 16,200 578,629 -12,106
June 2020 611,600 41,300 590,735 26,913
May 2020 570,300 11,000 563,822 31,030
April 2020 559,300 -116,200 532,792 -106,391
March 2020 675,500 -6,000 639,183 -15,814
February 2020 681,500 1,700 654,997 1,428
January 2020 679,800 2,300 653,569 225
December 2019 677,500 1,600 653,344 235