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Bowling Green, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bowling Green fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Bowling Green peaked in August 2009 at 11.7% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bowling Green unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Kentucky 4.1% -0.1 -0.2
Bowling Green 3.6% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 August 2009 at 9,204. There are now 6,191 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,799 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 214.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bowling Green 3,013 -80 -16

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bowling Green, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Bowling Green
Unemployment Rate
Bowling Green
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.1% 3.6% 3,013
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 3.7% 3,093
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.6% 2,991
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 3.6% 3,003
October
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.1% 3,460
September
2018
3.7% 4.3% 3.8% 3,222
August
2018
3.8% 4.4% 3.9% 3,310
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.2% 3,579
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.1% 3,448
May
2018
3.8% 4.4% 3.6% 3,024
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 3.6% 3,004

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.