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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 295,100 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 293,692 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 652 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 295,100 -200 +300
CPS 293,692 +652 -1,912

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 17,000 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 282,300 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 12,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,623 for Wichita in January 2009. 15,931 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 288,909, Wichita has added 4,783 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 295,100 -200 293,692 652
March 2018 295,300 500 293,040 127
February 2018 294,800 -200 292,913 -937
January 2018 295,000 700 293,850 267
December 2017 294,300 1,500 293,583 -240
November 2017 292,800 -1,500 293,823 -742
October 2017 294,300 -900 294,565 -693
September 2017 295,200 200 295,258 -171
August 2017 295,000 600 295,429 -27
July 2017 294,400 -500 295,456 89
June 2017 294,900 600 295,367 35
May 2017 294,300 -500 295,332 -272