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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in April 2020 at 18.6% and is now 14.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Kentucky 3.8% 0.0 -0.9
Elizabethtown 4.0% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 12,611. There are now 10,000 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,611 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 0.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,611 -25 -536

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.0% 2,611
August
2022
3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 2,636
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 2,611
June
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.1% 2,646
May
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 2,689
April
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.2% 2,697
March
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 2,783
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 2,887
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 4.6% 3,016
December
2021
3.9% 4.6% 4.8% 3,112
November
2021
4.2% 4.6% 4.8% 3,121

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.