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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 51,100 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,057 employed persons for the month. Owensboro added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,560 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,100 +200 -2,800
CPS 51,057 +1,560 -2,944

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 February 2020 at 54,100. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,500 in April 2020, Owensboro has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,102 for Owensboro in February 2020. 3,045 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 45,771, Owensboro has added 5,286 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 51,100 200 51,057 1,560
October 2020 50,900 400 49,497 645
September 2020 50,500 -400 48,852 -2,255
August 2020 50,900 300 51,107 1,820
July 2020 50,600 400 49,287 -1,551
June 2020 50,200 4,400 50,838 2,491
May 2020 45,800 300 48,347 2,576
April 2020 45,500 -7,400 45,771 -6,517
March 2020 52,900 -1,200 52,288 -1,814
February 2020 54,100 100 54,102 93
January 2020 54,000 100 54,009 16
December 2019 53,900 0 53,993 -8