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Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 675,600 jobs in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 652,118 employed persons for the month. Louisville added 4,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,568 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Louisville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 675,600 +4,300 +20,600
CPS 652,118 +2,568 +19,319

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 680,900. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Louisville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 577,100 in April 2020, Louisville has gained 98,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 657,041 for Louisville in January 2020. 4,923 jobs have been lost in Louisville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 548,785, Louisville has added 103,333 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Louisville, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 675,600 4,300 652,118 2,568
March 2022 671,300 1,000 649,550 2,320
February 2022 670,300 3,500 647,230 2,728
January 2022 666,800 -2,500 644,502 2,072
December 2021 669,300 3,100 642,430 -141
November 2021 666,200 1,900 642,571 753
October 2021 664,300 4,200 641,818 2,729
September 2021 660,100 -2,200 639,089 3,144
August 2021 662,300 3,200 635,945 2,395
July 2021 659,100 4,500 633,550 1,189
June 2021 654,600 -1,000 632,361 -35
May 2021 655,600 600 632,396 -403