Department of Numbers

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 671,000 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 639,240 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 300 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 151 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 671,000 +300 +3,000
CPS 639,240 -151 +1,717

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 August 2018 at 673,300. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 669,800 in October 2018, Louisville has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 647,937 for Louisville in April 2018. 8,697 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 671,000 300 639,240 -151
November 2018 670,700 900 639,391 -114
October 2018 669,800 -2,000 639,505 -4,240
September 2018 671,800 -1,500 643,745 239
August 2018 673,300 3,000 643,506 1,914
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