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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 301,900 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 299,705 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 1,300 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 301,900 -1,300 +1,100
CPS 299,705 +174 +249

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 10,200 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 282,200 in June 2011, Wichita has gained 19,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 309,990 for Wichita in January 2009. 10,285 jobs have been lost in Wichita since then according to the household survey. From a June 2011 low of 289,325, Wichita has added 10,380 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 301,900 -1,300 299,705 174
July 2019 303,200 700 299,531 219
June 2019 302,500 200 299,312 120
May 2019 302,300 0 299,192 -176
April 2019 302,300 -400 299,368 -300
March 2019 302,700 0 299,668 -70
February 2019 302,700 1,100 299,738 95
January 2019 301,600 400 299,643 -49
December 2018 301,200 900 299,692 -69
November 2018 300,300 900 299,761 -74
October 2018 299,400 -1,600 299,835 118
September 2018 301,000 200 299,717 261