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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in May 2009 at 11.2% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Kentucky 4.1% -0.1 -0.2
Elizabethtown 3.8% -0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Elizabethtown, Kentucky, National

Elizabethtown, Kentucky monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elizabethtown peaked in May 2009 at 7,432. There are now 4,841 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,478 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 113.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,591 -122 -38

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.1% 3.8% 2,591
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 4.0% 2,713
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.0% 2,715
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.0% 2,723
October
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.5% 3,050
September
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.4% 2,994
August
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.2% 2,846
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.5% 3,069
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.4% 2,984
May
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.1% 2,751
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.0% 2,661

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.