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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 53,300 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,533 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,300 -100 +200
CPS 52,533 +18 +1,012

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 700 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,814 for Owensboro in July 2000. 1,281 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 49,535, Owensboro has added 2,998 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 53,300 -100 52,533 18
October 2017 53,400 -400 52,515 -247
September 2017 53,800 0 52,762 258
August 2017 53,800 -100 52,504 -317
July 2017 53,900 400 52,821 110
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