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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 49,600 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,155 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,600 -200 -3,500
CPS 50,155 +2 -3,947

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,900 in April 2020, Owensboro has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,102 for Owensboro in February 2020. 3,947 jobs have been lost in Owensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 45,771, Owensboro has added 4,384 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 49,600 -200 50,155 2
January 2021 49,800 700 50,153 13
December 2020 49,100 -900 50,140 -1,524
November 2020 50,000 -100 51,664 2,167
October 2020 50,100 -100 49,497 645
September 2020 50,200 0 48,852 -2,255
August 2020 50,200 400 51,107 1,820
July 2020 49,800 1,000 49,287 -1,551
June 2020 48,800 3,100 50,838 2,491
May 2020 45,700 800 48,347 2,576
April 2020 44,900 -7,800 45,771 -6,517
March 2020 52,700 -400 52,288 -1,814