The labor force in Kentucky was 2,077,173 in July 2017, down from 2,091,278 in June 2017, and up from 2,004,794 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,954,613 in July 2017, down from 1,971,578 in June 2017, and up from 1,901,705 one year ago in July 2016.