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Wichita, Kansas Job Growth

There were 298,300 jobs in Wichita, Kansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 311,073 employed persons for the month. Wichita lost 1,100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 856 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Wichita job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 298,300 -1,100 +7,000
CPS 311,073 +856 +8,582

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 14,300 jobs have been lost in Wichita according to the employer survey. From a trough of 265,100 in April 2020, Wichita has gained 33,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Wichita is at a new high of 311,073.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Wichita, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 298,300 -1,100 311,073 856
March 2022 299,400 1,700 310,217 1,028
February 2022 297,700 200 309,189 613
January 2022 297,500 1,600 308,576 752
December 2021 295,900 -100 307,824 -97
November 2021 296,000 1,700 307,921 177
October 2021 294,300 -300 307,744 971
September 2021 294,600 -100 306,773 1,198
August 2021 294,700 400 305,575 1,039
July 2021 294,300 -100 304,536 833
June 2021 294,400 2,700 303,703 587
May 2021 291,700 400 303,116 625