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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.2%. 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 15.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Kentucky 4.1% -0.1 -1.5
Elizabethtown 4.2% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 10,671 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,700 -121 -802

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.1% 4.2% 2,700
October
2021
4.6% 4.2% 4.4% 2,821
September
2021
4.7% 4.3% 4.5% 2,873
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.5% 2,908
July
2021
5.4% 4.4% 4.6% 2,952
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 4.7% 2,964
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 4.6% 2,882
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.3% 5.6% 3,569

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.