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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 54,800 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,245 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 100 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,800 -100 +500
CPS 54,245 -127 +729

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 July 2018 at 54,900. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,372 for Owensboro in July 2018. 127 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 54,800 -100 54,245 -127
July 2018 54,900 300 54,372 456
June 2018 54,600 0 53,916 -243
May 2018 54,600 100 54,159 -25
April 2018 54,500 0 54,184 -67
March 2018 54,500 0 54,251 -51
February 2018 54,500 -100 54,302 335
January 2018 54,600 300 53,967 367
December 2017 54,300 100 53,600 37
November 2017 54,200 300 53,563 14
October 2017 53,900 -300 53,549 -3
September 2017 54,200 -100 53,552 36