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Owensboro, Kentucky Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Owensboro, Kentucky in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,251 employed persons for the month. Owensboro lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 396 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Owensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 -100 +600
CPS 54,251 +396 +1,392

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 January 2018 at 54,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Owensboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Owensboro is at a new high of 54,251.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Owensboro, Kentucky Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 54,500 -100 54,251 396
January 2018 54,600 300 53,855 1,026
December 2017 54,300 100 52,829 118
November 2017 54,200 300 52,711 196
October 2017 53,900 -300 52,515 -247
September 2017 54,200 -100 52,762 258
August 2017 54,300 -100 52,504 -317
July 2017 54,400 500 52,821 110
June 2017 53,900 0 52,711 -617
May 2017 53,900 100 53,328 43
April 2017 53,800 -500 53,285 252
March 2017 54,300 400 53,033 174