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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 53,900 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,871 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 0 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,900 0 +600
CPS 53,871 +59 -231

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 December 2018 at 54,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,300 in January 2019, Owensboro has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,288 for Owensboro in June 2018. 417 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a December 2019 low of 53,812, Owensboro has added 59 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 53,900 0 53,871 59
December 2019 53,900 0 53,812 -10
November 2019 53,900 0 53,822 -8
October 2019 53,900 100 53,830 -14
September 2019 53,800 -100 53,844 -35
August 2019 53,900 0 53,879 -52
July 2019 53,900 400 53,931 -7
June 2019 53,500 200 53,938 -162
May 2019 53,300 -200 54,100 1
April 2019 53,500 -100 54,099 -49
March 2019 53,600 100 54,148 -10
February 2019 53,500 200 54,158 56