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Owensboro, Kentucky Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Owensboro fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Kentucky rate. The unemployment rate in Owensboro peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Owensboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Kentucky 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Owensboro 3.4% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Owensboro, Kentucky, National

Owensboro, Kentucky monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Owensboro, Kentucky Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Owensboro peaked in April 2020 at 8,109. There are now 6,241 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Owensboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Owensboro, Kentucky) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Owensboro 1,868 -24 -524

Number of Unemployed Persons

Owensboro, Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Owensboro
Unemployment Rate
Owensboro
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.4% 1,868
March
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.5% 1,892
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 3.6% 1,991
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 3.9% 2,145
December
2021
3.9% 4.6% 4.2% 2,278
November
2021
4.2% 4.6% 4.2% 2,281
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.2% 2,308
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.3% 2,369
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.5% 2,424
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 4.5% 2,456
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.5% 2,449

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.