As of August 2023, Louisville’s employment landscape showcased varied growth across multiple sectors. The manufacturing sector led the way with a robust 7.3% increase, adding 6,100 jobs, closely followed by the mining, logging, and construction sector, which grew by 6.0%. Leisure and hospitality also saw a noteworthy uptick of 3.0%. On the downside, financial activities and professional and business services contracted, losing 2,800 and 3,500 jobs, respectively. Overall, the city generated 9,400 new jobs, resulting in an employment growth rate of 1.4%. The unemployment rate stood at 3.8%, in line with the national average, underscoring a balanced job market.