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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 54,000 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,733 employed persons for the month. Owensboro added 500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 22 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,000 +500 +300
CPS 52,733 +22 +1,396

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Owensboro as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Owensboro, Kentucky

CES employment for Owensboro peaked in April 2017 at 54,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,500 in June 2017, Owensboro has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,814 for Owensboro in July 2000. 1,081 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 49,535, Owensboro has added 3,198 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 54,000 500 52,733 22
June 2017 53,500 -400 52,711 -617
May 2017 53,900 -100 53,328 43
April 2017 54,000 300 53,285 252
March 2017 53,700 -200 53,033 174
February 2017 53,900 0 52,859 779
January 2017 53,900 700 52,080 633
December 2016 53,200 100 51,447 -74
November 2016 53,100 -100 51,521 -3
October 2016 53,200 -100 51,524 142
September 2016 53,300 100 51,382 48
August 2016 53,200 -500 51,334 -3