Kentucky Monthly Employment Statistics
- 1,980,138 employed workers
- 88,079 unemployed workers
- 4.3% unemployment rate
The total employment for Kentucky is 1,959,800, which is 4,300 greater than last month, an increase of 0.22%. The total employment a year ago was 1,931,700, which is 28,100 lower than today. Employment has increased by 1.45% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 1,956 from 1,956.
The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Kentucky. There are 406,800 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 406,200 employees last month, an increase of 600 (0.15%). Last year the sector had 405,800 employees last year, an increase of 1,000 (0.25%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 42.4, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 43.1 hours. This represents a change of 1.6%. Average hourly wages for the month were $20.67 per hour, which translates to $876.41 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $20.93 per hour a decrease of 1.2%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $902.08 per week a decrease of 2.8%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 42.3 hourse per week, which is an increase of 0.2%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $20.13 per hour, an increase of 2.7%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $851.50 per week, an increase of 2.9%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate increased in July, 2019 from 4.1% to this months' 4.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 4.4%, 0.1% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 2,068,217, which is 0.1% higher than last months 2,067,177 and is 0.1% higher than last years 2,064,782. The total number of unemployed in Kentucky is 88,079 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 84,941 and 90,970 unemployed a year ago.
The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Kentucky:
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