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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in January 2010 at 11.2% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Kentucky 4.3% -0.1 0.0
Elizabethtown 4.2% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 7,419. There are now 4,576 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,686 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 157.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,843 -36 +46

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.3% 4.2% 2,843
September
2019
3.5% 4.4% 4.2% 2,879
August
2019
3.7% 4.4% 4.3% 2,904
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.2% 2,838
June
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 2,745
May
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2,691
April
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 2,695
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 2,689
February
2019
3.8% 4.1% 4.0% 2,686
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 4.1% 2,741
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.1% 2,788

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.