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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 49,300 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,649 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 754 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,300 -500 -500
CPS 50,649 +754 +714

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 November 2019 at 53,600. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,900 in April 2020, Owensboro has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,843 for Owensboro in April 2017. 3,194 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 46,167, Owensboro has added 4,482 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 49,300 -500 50,649 754
June 2021 49,800 400 49,895 -206
May 2021 49,400 100 50,101 -70
April 2021 49,300 -500 50,171 -11
March 2021 49,800 200 50,182 -75
February 2021 49,600 -200 50,257 -49
January 2021 49,800 700 50,306 1,029
December 2020 49,100 -900 49,277 -964
November 2020 50,000 -100 50,241 153
October 2020 50,100 -100 50,088 25
September 2020 50,200 0 50,063 23
August 2020 50,200 400 50,040 105