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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown peaked in April 2020 at 19.3% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Kentucky 4.3% -0.1 -1.2
Elizabethtown 4.5% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 10,465 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,882 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,906 -46 -611

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.5% 2,906
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
6.1% 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

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.