Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 644,000 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 622,871 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 2,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,017 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 644,000 +2,000 -36,000
CPS 622,871 +1,017 -32,126

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 36,000 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 574,800 in April 2020, Louisville has gained 69,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 654,997 for Louisville in February 2020. 32,126 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 532,792, Louisville has added 90,079 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 644,000 2,000 622,871 1,017
January 2021 642,000 2,300 621,854 -5,454
December 2020 639,700 -2,600 627,308 1,615
November 2020 642,300 1,200 625,693 23,712
October 2020 641,100 1,900 601,981 2,296
September 2020 639,200 3,800 599,685 -13,805
August 2020 635,400 8,500 613,490 34,861
July 2020 626,900 12,800 578,629 -12,106
June 2020 614,100 26,700 590,735 26,913
May 2020 587,400 12,600 563,822 31,030
April 2020 574,800 -99,700 532,792 -106,391
March 2020 674,500 -5,500 639,183 -15,814