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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,088,700 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,085,958 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 2,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,081 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,088,700 +2,500 +13,100
CPS 1,085,958 -5,081 +1,442

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

Kansas City, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kansas City 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 Kansas City, Missouri

CES employment for Kansas City peaked in April 2017 at 1,090,700. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,081,700 in July 2017, Kansas City has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,094,491 for Kansas City in September 2017. 8,533 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,088,700 2,500 1,085,958 -5,081
October 2017 1,086,200 -100 1,091,039 -3,452
September 2017 1,086,300 600 1,094,491 6,291
August 2017 1,085,700 4,000 1,088,200 656
July 2017 1,081,700 -5,500 1,087,544 3,279
June 2017 1,087,200 2,700 1,084,265 4,365
May 2017 1,084,500 -6,200 1,079,900 -7,037
April 2017 1,090,700 2,300 1,086,937 -2,341
March 2017 1,088,400 2,000 1,089,278 2,288
February 2017 1,086,400 1,200 1,086,990 -1,034
January 2017 1,085,200 6,500 1,088,024 1,393
December 2016 1,078,700 3,100 1,086,631 2,115