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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 52,300 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,924 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,300 -200 +1,300
CPS 52,924 +19 +1,530

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,000 in April 2020, Owensboro has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,974 for Owensboro in April 2017. 1,050 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 45,484, Owensboro has added 7,440 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 52,300 -200 52,924 19
March 2022 52,500 500 52,905 188
February 2022 52,000 600 52,717 194
January 2022 51,400 -800 52,523 156
December 2021 52,200 200 52,367 -17
November 2021 52,000 200 52,384 44
October 2021 51,800 100 52,340 195
September 2021 51,700 0 52,145 242
August 2021 51,700 300 51,903 217
July 2021 51,400 400 51,686 158
June 2021 51,000 -200 51,528 82
May 2021 51,200 200 51,446 52