Wichita, Kansas Job Growth
There were 296,500 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 298,219 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 436 (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 312,100. Since then 15,600 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 282,300 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 14,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,623 for Wichita in January 2009. 11,404 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 288,909, Wichita has added 9,310 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Wichita, Kansas Employment History