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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Kentucky 4.1% -0.2 -1.0
Elizabethtown 3.7% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 4,947 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,427 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 58.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,485 +58 -608

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.7% 2,485
January
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.7% 2,427
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.0% 2,710
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 2,998
October
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 3,124
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.7% 3,207
August
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.3% 3,611
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.4% 3,731
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.1% 3,456
May
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.7% 3,231
April
2017
4.4% 5.2% 5.0% 3,407

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.