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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 1.6 percentage points in November 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Kentucky 5.6% -1.7 +1.3
Elizabethtown 5.7% -1.6 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 13,014. There are now 9,351 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 709.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 3,663 -960 +825

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.7% 3,663
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 7.3% 4,623
September
2020
7.8% 5.6% 5.6% 3,446
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
14.8% 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
3.5% 4.3% 4.2% 2,859

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.