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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,645 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 0 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 180 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 0 +200
CPS 53,645 -180 +45

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 July 2018 at 54,900. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,500 in October 2018, Owensboro has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,372 for Owensboro in July 2018. 727 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 54,500 0 53,645 -180
November 2018 54,500 0 53,825 -38
October 2018 54,500 -200 53,863 -274
September 2018 54,700 -200 54,137 -65
August 2018 54,900 0 54,202 -170
July 2018 54,900 300 54,372 456
June 2018 54,600 0 53,916 -243
May 2018 54,600 100 54,159 -25
April 2018 54,500 0 54,184 -67
March 2018 54,500 0 54,251 -51
February 2018 54,500 -100 54,302 335
January 2018 54,600 300 53,967 367