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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,073,900 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in April 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,113,747 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 400 jobs in April 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,938 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,073,900 +400 +106,200
CPS 1,113,747 +1,938 +150,602

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 January 2020 at 1,109,800. Since then 35,900 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 967,700 in April 2020, Kansas City has gained 106,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,114,753 for Kansas City in February 2020. 1,006 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 963,145, Kansas City has added 150,602 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2021

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2021 1,073,900 400 1,113,747 1,938
March 2021 1,073,500 9,200 1,111,809 2,925
February 2021 1,064,300 -7,100 1,108,884 1,802
January 2021 1,071,400 7,600 1,107,082 4,756
December 2020 1,063,800 6,700 1,102,326 7,090
November 2020 1,057,100 6,600 1,095,236 10,262
October 2020 1,050,500 5,300 1,084,974 15,141
September 2020 1,045,200 -5,200 1,069,833 -14,316
August 2020 1,050,400 12,300 1,084,149 14,924
July 2020 1,038,099 14,899 1,069,225 34,475
June 2020 1,023,200 24,900 1,034,750 48,439
May 2020 998,300 30,600 986,311 23,166