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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,059,000 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,076,081 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 2,500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,856 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,059,000 +2,500 +13,599
CPS 1,076,081 -1,856 -5,067

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 July 2016 at 1,060,900. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,056,500 in November 2016, Kansas City has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,088,635 for Kansas City in February 2016. 12,554 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 1,074,374, Kansas City has added 1,707 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,059,000 2,500 1,076,081 -1,856
November 2016 1,056,500 -2,100 1,077,937 -2,191
October 2016 1,058,600 2,000 1,080,128 2,564
September 2016 1,056,600 -1,100 1,077,564 3,190
August 2016 1,057,700 -3,200 1,074,374 -3,580
July 2016 1,060,900 5,400 1,077,954 -694
June 2016 1,055,500 100 1,078,648 -3,542
May 2016 1,055,400 1,500 1,082,190 887
April 2016 1,053,900 2,900 1,081,303 -5,080
March 2016 1,051,000 -1,800 1,086,383 -2,252
February 2016 1,052,800 -2,200 1,088,635 2,067
January 2016 1,055,000 9,599 1,086,568 5,420