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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 292,300 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,934 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 1,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 738 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 292,300 -1,000 -12,800
CPS 299,934 +738 -5,797

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 312,700. Since then 20,400 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 274,100 in April 2020, Wichita has gained 18,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,990 for Wichita in January 2009. 10,056 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 273,826, Wichita has added 26,108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 292,300 -1,000 299,934 738
October 2020 293,300 800 299,196 10,960
September 2020 292,500 700 288,236 893
August 2020 291,800 3,000 287,343 743
July 2020 288,800 2,300 286,600 3,291
June 2020 286,500 5,200 283,309 851
May 2020 281,300 7,200 282,458 8,632
April 2020 274,100 -33,700 273,826 -33,512
March 2020 307,800 -2,000 307,338 676
February 2020 309,800 3,000 306,662 750
January 2020 306,800 500 305,912 199
December 2019 306,300 1,200 305,713 -18