Wichita, Kansas Job Growth
There were 288,000 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 303,635 employed persons for the month. Wichita added 1,000 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 472 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 312,600. Since then 24,600 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 264,700 in April 2020, Wichita has gained 23,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,489 for Wichita in December 2019. 5,854 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 266,814, Wichita has added 36,821 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wichita, Kansas Employment History