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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 53,800 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,846 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,800 -200 +500
CPS 51,846 -248 +1,647

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 February 2016 at 54,500. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,700 in April 2016, Owensboro has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,814 for Owensboro in July 2000. 1,968 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 49,535, Owensboro has added 2,311 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 53,800 -200 51,846 -248
November 2016 54,000 -200 52,094 -62
October 2016 54,200 0 52,156 425
September 2016 54,200 200 51,731 293
August 2016 54,000 -200 51,438 134
July 2016 54,200 100 51,304 25
June 2016 54,100 0 51,279 -128
May 2016 54,100 400 51,407 244
April 2016 53,700 -400 51,163 6
March 2016 54,100 -400 51,157 36
February 2016 54,500 600 51,121 663
January 2016 53,900 600 50,458 259