Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 4.4% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY market rose by 379 jobs in July and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY unemployment rate is 62 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 110 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in July versus prior month by -2.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 12,000; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 9,600; no change
  • Manufacturing: 7,400; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,900; +100
  • Business Services: 5,900; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 5,700; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 2,500; +100
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.