37.2% unemployed in Lexington in 2017


37.2 percent of Lexington residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was less than the statewide total of 39.3 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Lexington population reached 16,005.

Out of 10,047 people who had a job, 86 were employed in the Armed Forces and 9,961 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Lexington for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
5,958
37.2
Employed
10,047
62.8
Employed in civilian labor force
9,961
62.2
Employed in armed forces
86
0.54

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