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Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elizabethtown fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.1%. 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 18.6% and is now 14.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elizabethtown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Kentucky 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Elizabethtown 4.1% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 12,611. There are now 9,916 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Elizabethtown 2,695 -88 -348

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elizabethtown, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployment Rate
Elizabethtown
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.1% 2,695
March
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 2,783
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 2,887
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 4.6% 3,016
December
2021
3.9% 4.6% 4.8% 3,112
November
2021
4.2% 4.6% 4.8% 3,121
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 3,134
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 3,147
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.9% 3,146
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 4.9% 3,124
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.8% 3,081

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.