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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,082,100 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,115,065 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 1,500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,070 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,082,100 +1,500 +19,300
CPS 1,115,065 +3,070 +25,735

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 1,107,100. Since then 25,000 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 967,800 in April 2020, Kansas City has gained 114,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,116,905 for Kansas City in February 2020. 1,840 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 966,580, Kansas City has added 148,485 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,082,100 1,500 1,115,065 3,070
March 2022 1,080,600 -2,400 1,111,995 2,882
February 2022 1,083,000 1,700 1,109,113 3,917
January 2022 1,081,300 5,300 1,105,196 4,035
December 2021 1,076,000 3,300 1,101,161 -181
November 2021 1,072,700 2,000 1,101,342 316
October 2021 1,070,700 700 1,101,026 1,940
September 2021 1,070,000 -13,500 1,099,086 2,586
August 2021 1,083,500 -1,000 1,096,500 2,531
July 2021 1,084,500 20,300 1,093,969 2,275
June 2021 1,064,200 -200 1,091,694 1,421
May 2021 1,064,400 1,600 1,090,273 943