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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,108,200 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,113,115 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 1,200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,717 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,108,200 +1,200 +17,800
CPS 1,113,115 +5,717 +22,231

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 1,108,200.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Kansas City is at a new high of 1,113,115.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,108,200 1,200 1,113,115 5,717
September 2018 1,107,000 1,400 1,107,398 5,183
August 2018 1,105,600 5,800 1,102,215 -2,711
July 2018 1,099,800 -1,300 1,104,926 -183
June 2018 1,101,100 4,400 1,105,109 8,921
May 2018 1,096,700 2,500 1,096,188 4,018
April 2018 1,094,200 2,000 1,092,170 1,675
March 2018 1,092,200 -1,700 1,090,495 -203
February 2018 1,093,900 400 1,090,698 3,100
January 2018 1,093,500 1,400 1,087,598 -3,047
December 2017 1,092,100 -700 1,090,645 154
November 2017 1,092,800 2,400 1,090,491 -393