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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,085,700 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,089,815 employed persons for the month. Kansas City lost 1,500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,550 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,085,700 -1,500 +17,200
CPS 1,089,815 +5,550 +11,178

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 5,000 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,084,500 in May 2017, Kansas City has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Kansas City is at a new high of 1,089,815.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 1,085,700 -1,500 1,089,815 5,550
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
November 2016 1,075,600 -700 1,084,516 1,197
October 2016 1,076,300 1,500 1,083,319 1,492
September 2016 1,074,800 3,600 1,081,827 1,947
August 2016 1,071,200 2,700 1,079,880 1,243