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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in May 2009 at 11.2% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Kentucky 4.5% 0.0 -0.1
Elizabethtown 4.5% +0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 7,432. There are now 4,389 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 565.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 3,043 +49 +223

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.5% 3,043
September
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.4% 2,994
August
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.2% 2,846
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.5% 3,069
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.4% 2,984
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.1% 2,751
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.0% 2,661
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 4.0% 2,654
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.9% 2,629
January
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.7% 2,478
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.9% 2,594

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.