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Industry information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.
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Top Industries in Kentucky

Industry Employees
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 149,153
Elementary and Secondary Schools 109,768
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 81,453
Employment Services 52,290
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 42,693
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,588
General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 39,421
Offices of Physicians 38,366
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 36,978
Grocery Stores 31,171
Warehousing and Storage 30,428
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 29,989
Building Equipment Contractors 27,838
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 27,832
Individual and Family Services 26,973
Depository Credit Intermediation 25,090
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 25,057
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 22,595
Management of Companies and Enterprises 20,381
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 20,203