According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report for June 2020, Owensboro is the only metropolitan area in the United States with an unemployment rate decline relative to June 2019.
The report from BLS says "Owensboro, Kentucky, was the only area with an unemployment rate decline relative to June 2019, however slight."
According to BLS, the unemployment rate in the Owensboro metro area was 4.2% in June of 2020, compared to 4.4% in June of 2019 - a decrease of 0.2%.
Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson commented saying, "While being fiscally conservative and helping those in need, great things are happening in OBKY."
"The Federal BLS identifying Owensboro as the only metropolitan area in the country with a lower unemployment rate in June 2020 than June 2019 is a meaningful acknowledgment and objective confirmation of the progress we continue to make," Owensboro City Manager Nate Pagan said.
The full report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment for June 2020 can be viewed by clicking here.