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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 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in April 2020 at 18.8% and is now 14.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Kentucky 5.2% -0.1 +1.0
Elizabethtown 4.6% 0.0 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 13,014. There are now 10,133 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,881 -36 +69

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 4.6% 2,881
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 4.6% 2,917
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.8% 3,727
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.7% 3,708
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 7.3% 4,623
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.6% 3,446
August
2020
8.4% 5.5% 7.9% 5,065
July
2020
10.2% 5.6% 4.9% 2,954
June
2020
11.1% 5.7% 4.9% 3,068
May
2020
13.3% 10.9% 12.6% 8,511
April
2020
14.8% 16.9% 18.8% 13,014

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.