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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 2.2 percentage points in September 2020 to 5.7%. 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 18.8% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Kentucky 5.6% -1.9 +1.3
Elizabethtown 5.7% -2.2 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2020 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 13,014. There are now 9,486 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,954 in July 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 574.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 3,528 -1,537 +656

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
October
2020
6.9% 7.4%
September
2020
7.9% 5.6% 5.7% 3,528
August
2020
8.4% 7.5% 7.9% 5,065
July
2020
10.2% 4.5% 4.9% 2,954
June
2020
11.1% 4.4% 4.9% 3,068
May
2020
13.3% 10.9% 12.6% 8,511
April
2020
14.7% 16.6% 18.8% 13,014
March
2020
4.4% 5.2% 5.3% 3,557
February
2020
3.5% 4.2% 4.1% 2,812
January
2020
3.6% 4.3% 4.2% 2,859
December
2019
3.5% 4.3% 4.2% 2,821
November
2019
3.5% 4.3% 4.2% 2,838

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.