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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 53,800 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,008 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 149 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,800 -100 +500
CPS 53,008 +149 +2,188

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 January 2017 at 53,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,814 for Owensboro in July 2000. 806 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 49,535, Owensboro has added 3,473 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 53,800 -100 53,008 149
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
July 2016 53,700 400 51,337 91
June 2016 53,300 -200 51,246 121
May 2016 53,500 200 51,125 168
April 2016 53,300 0 50,957 137