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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,930 employed persons for the month. Owensboro added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 +200 -100
CPS 53,930 -8 -354

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 June 2018 at 54,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,800 in November 2018, Owensboro has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,288 for Owensboro in June 2018. 358 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 54,500 200 53,930 -8
June 2019 54,300 -100 53,938 -162
May 2019 54,400 0 54,100 1
April 2019 54,400 300 54,099 -49
March 2019 54,100 -100 54,148 -10
February 2019 54,200 200 54,158 56
January 2019 54,000 -100 54,102 37
December 2018 54,100 300 54,065 8
November 2018 53,800 -200 54,057 -17
October 2018 54,000 -500 54,074 -71
September 2018 54,500 0 54,145 -80
August 2018 54,500 -100 54,225 -59