The labor force in Kentucky was 1,959,925 in February 2016, up from 1,941,200 in January 2016, and up from 1,948,539 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 1,837,035 in February 2016, up from 1,820,930 in January 2016, and up from 1,834,804 one year ago in February 2015.