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Bowling Green, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bowling Green fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Bowling Green peaked in April 2020 at 18.5% and is now 14.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bowling Green unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Kentucky 4.1% -0.1 -1.5
Bowling Green 3.8% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bowling Green, Kentucky, National

Bowling Green, Kentucky monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bowling Green, Kentucky Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bowling Green peaked in April 2020 at 15,236. There are now 12,179 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bowling Green 3,057 -166 -966

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bowling Green, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Bowling Green
Unemployment Rate
Bowling Green
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.1% 3.8% 3,057
October
2021
4.6% 4.2% 4.0% 3,223
September
2021
4.7% 4.3% 4.0% 3,244
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.0% 3,247
July
2021
5.4% 4.4% 4.1% 3,297
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 4.1% 3,311
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 4.0% 3,203
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.0% 3,207
March
2021
6.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3,249
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 4.0% 3,244
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 3.9% 3,177

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.