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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in April 2020 at 19.3% and is now 14.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Kentucky 4.5% -0.2 -6.4
Elizabethtown 4.6% -0.1 -8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 13,371. There are now 10,495 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,876 -92 -6,072

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 4.6% 2,876
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 4.7% 2,968
March
2021
6.0% 5.0% 5.0% 3,130
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.3% 3,336
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.6% 3,569
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 3,475
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 3,502
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 5.5% 3,519
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.5% 3,509
August
2020
8.4% 5.5% 5.5% 3,517
July
2020
10.2% 5.6% 5.6% 3,560

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.