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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 302,900 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 300,080 employed persons for the month. Wichita added 1,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 302,900 +1,300 +6,700
CPS 300,080 +1,179 +7,167

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 9,200 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 282,200 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 20,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,623 for Wichita in January 2009. 9,543 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 288,909, Wichita has added 11,171 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 302,900 1,300 300,080 1,179
January 2019 301,600 400 298,901 -219
December 2018 301,200 900 299,120 202
November 2018 300,300 900 298,918 568
October 2018 299,400 -1,600 298,350 567
September 2018 301,000 200 297,783 986
August 2018 300,800 1,100 296,797 987
July 2018 299,700 2,100 295,810 78
June 2018 297,600 -700 295,732 -33
May 2018 298,300 1,100 295,765 2,169
April 2018 297,200 400 293,596 556
March 2018 296,800 600 293,040 127