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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Owensboro, Kentucky Metro Area

MSA: Owensboro, KY
counties: Daviess, Hancock, McLean
Population (2016 estimate): 118,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.5%
NFP Employment (2016): 53,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,140

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 1,970 40.6 0.8 $80,110
Business and Financial Operations 1,410 29.1 0.6 $49,480
IT and Mathematical 360 7.5 0.3 $58,170
Architecture and Engineering 480 9.8 0.6 $69,890
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 180 3.8 0.5 $48,250
Community and Social Services 870 18.0 1.3 $38,370
Legal and Judicial 180 3.7 0.5 $58,060
Education, Training, and Library 2,790 57.6 0.9 $46,870
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 230 4.8 0.4 $33,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 2,740 56.4 1.0 $51,830
Healthcare Support 1,340 27.5 1.0 $26,410
Protective Services 910 18.8 0.8 $24,190
Food Preparation and Serving Related 4,690 96.7 1.1 $18,660
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,620 33.4 1.1 $21,810
Personal Care and Services 1,860 38.4 1.2 $19,140
Sales and Related 5,020 103.5 1.0 $20,730
Office and Administrative Support 7,960 164.2 1.1 $28,790
Construction and Extraction 2,350 48.5 1.2 $39,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,110 43.5 1.1 $41,930
Production 5,740 118.4 1.8 $35,410
Transportation and Material Moving 3,630 74.9 1.1 $30,810

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