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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,099,100 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,125,400 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 2,500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 847 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,099,100 +2,500 +42,000
CPS 1,125,400 -847 +30,164

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 10,700 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 131,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,128,749 for Kansas City in August 2021. 3,349 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,099,100 2,500 1,125,400 -847
October 2021 1,096,600 4,000 1,126,247 -1,486
September 2021 1,092,600 -1,500 1,127,733 -1,016
August 2021 1,094,100 5,000 1,128,749 364
July 2021 1,089,100 17,000 1,128,385 13,918
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