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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 300,200 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,841 employed persons for the month. Wichita added 800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 213 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 300,200 +800 +2,700
CPS 299,841 +213 -1,064

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Wichita, Kansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Wichita as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Wichita, Kansas

CES employment for Wichita peaked in July 2008 at 312,800. Since then 12,600 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,400 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 18,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,623 for Wichita in January 2009. 9,782 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a April 2012 low of 288,978, Wichita has added 10,863 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 300,200 800 299,841 213
November 2016 299,400 -200 299,628 420
October 2016 299,600 -300 299,208 707
September 2016 299,900 -600 298,501 987
August 2016 300,500 2,400 297,514 -650
July 2016 298,100 -1,700 298,164 -2,498
June 2016 299,800 600 300,662 -467
May 2016 299,200 1,200 301,129 -445
April 2016 298,000 700 301,574 241
March 2016 297,300 700 301,333 975
February 2016 296,600 700 300,358 -870
January 2016 295,900 -1,600 301,228 323