The personal finance website WalletHub just released its report on the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most, and the number of Kentuckians filing new claims for unemployment benefits has decreased. It's great to see the labor market continue to show growth.

WBKR-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

Many area businesses have been reporting difficulty filling jobs over the last couple of years, so this is good news to report. If you're looking for a job, or want to make a job change, there are plenty available to choose from. There are amazing manufacturing jobs available right now, and many are hiring at a higher pay rate than ever.


The unemployment rate in Kentucky dropped 19.66% from the previous week based on a new study from the personal finance website WalletHub.

To identify where unemployment claims are decreasing the most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks.

1st – Unemployment Claims Decrease vs. Previous Week

48th – Unemployment Claims Decrease vs. Same Week Last Year

5th – Cumulative Unemployment Claims in 2023 vs. Same Period Last Year

28th – Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force


Source: WalletHub

Employment Opportunities with the City of Owensboro

Owensboro is looking for talented individuals who are passionate about finding a job. Have you always dreamt of being a police officer or a fireman? Well, get your resume ready to find the perfect job of your dreams. There are many positions available so here's your chance to make a difference in the community.

Which of these positions suits you best? Take a look at the pay offered, benefits, qualifications required, job descriptions, and more by clicking on each job title listed below.

It's time to explore career opportunities currently open with the City of Owensboro.

Bus Driver (PT)

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Intermittent - $20.01 Hourly
  • Category: Public Works / Transit / Drivers
  • Department: PW, Transit

Central Dispatch - Telecommunicator Lateral Transfer

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - Depends on Qualifications
  • Category: Public Safety / Dispatch / 911 Telecommunications
  • Department: OPD, Central Dispatch

Fire Safety Specialist

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Part-time - $19.00 Hourly
  • Category: Building & Safety / Code Enforcement / Fire & EMS / Safety
  • Department: OFD, Administration

Lateral Transfer Firefighter

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - Depends on Qualifications
  • Category: Public Safety / Fire & EMS
  • Department: Fire

Police Officer Lateral

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - Depends on Qualifications
  • Category: Public Safety / Law Enforcement
  • Department: OPD, Patrol

Refuse Truck Driver

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - $44,345.60 Annually
  • Category: Public Works / Sanitation / Customer Service / Drivers
  • Department: PW, Sanitation

Reserve Police Officer

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Part-time - $21.50 Hourly
  • Category: Public Safety / Law Enforcement
  • Department: Police

Systems Administrator

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - Depends on Qualifications
  • Category: IT and Computers / Management / Professional / Software
  • Department: IT, Infrastructure

Transit Manager

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Full-time - $77,811.00 Annually
  • Category: Fleet Services / Public Works / Transportation / Management / Transit
  • Department: PW, Transit

It's time to get that job of your dreams!

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

Gallery Credit: Sophia Crisafulli


More From WBKR-FM