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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,090,300 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,128,971 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 18,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14,504 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,090,300 +18,200 +52,200
CPS 1,128,971 +14,504 +59,746

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 19,500 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 122,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2021 for Kansas City is at a new high of 1,128,971.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 1,090,300 18,200 1,128,971 14,504
June 2021 1,072,100 -4,500 1,114,467 -804
May 2021 1,076,600 2,300 1,115,271 1,544
April 2021 1,074,300 800 1,113,727 1,918
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