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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,101,800 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,097,844 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 2,000 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,235 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,101,800 +2,000 +9,500
CPS 1,097,844 -1,235 +4,344

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Kansas City, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kansas City 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 Kansas City, Missouri

CES employment for Kansas City peaked in November 2018 at 1,104,200. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,099,800 in February 2019, Kansas City has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,099,524 for Kansas City in January 2019. 1,680 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 1,101,800 2,000 1,097,844 -1,235
February 2019 1,099,800 -3,800 1,099,079 -445
January 2019 1,103,600 -300 1,099,524 101
December 2018 1,103,900 -300 1,099,423 -93
November 2018 1,104,200 2,000 1,099,516 57
October 2018 1,102,200 2,500 1,099,459 605
September 2018 1,099,700 1,800 1,098,854 824
August 2018 1,097,900 -1,100 1,098,030 781
July 2018 1,099,000 3,300 1,097,249 933
June 2018 1,095,700 3,500 1,096,316 860
May 2018 1,092,200 -800 1,095,456 872
April 2018 1,093,000 700 1,094,584 1,084