Wichita, Kansas Job Growth
There were 285,500 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 301,295 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 1,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (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 27,100 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 264,700 in April 2020, Wichita has gained 20,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,990 for Wichita in January 2009. 8,695 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 273,826, Wichita has added 27,469 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wichita, Kansas Employment History