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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 299,900 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 297,774 employed persons for the month. Wichita added 1,000 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 482 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 299,900 +1,000 +1,600
CPS 297,774 +482 +3,412

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 312,100. Since then 12,200 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 282,300 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 17,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,623 for Wichita in January 2009. 11,849 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 289,102, Wichita has added 8,672 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 299,900 1,000 297,774 482
July 2017 298,900 0 297,292 1,093
June 2017 298,900 500 296,199 603
May 2017 298,400 -700 295,596 -332
April 2017 299,100 1,000 295,928 976
March 2017 298,100 1,500 294,952 2,266
February 2017 296,600 1,800 292,686 543
January 2017 294,800 -2,200 292,143 -893
December 2016 297,000 500 293,036 -46
November 2016 296,500 100 293,082 87
October 2016 296,400 -2,400 292,995 -407
September 2016 298,800 500 293,402 -960