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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,105,500 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,102,690 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 1,600 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,984 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,105,500 +1,600 +13,500
CPS 1,102,690 -4,984 +15,092

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 January 2019 is at a new high of 1,105,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,113,539 for Kansas City in October 2018. 10,849 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 1,105,500 1,600 1,102,690 -4,984
December 2018 1,103,900 -300 1,107,674 -2,365
November 2018 1,104,200 2,000 1,110,039 -3,500
October 2018 1,102,200 2,500 1,113,539 6,141
September 2018 1,099,700 1,800 1,107,398 5,183
August 2018 1,097,900 -1,100 1,102,215 -2,711
July 2018 1,099,000 3,300 1,104,926 -183
June 2018 1,095,700 3,500 1,105,109 8,921
May 2018 1,092,200 -800 1,096,188 4,018
April 2018 1,093,000 700 1,092,170 1,675
March 2018 1,092,300 -800 1,090,495 -203
February 2018 1,093,100 1,100 1,090,698 3,100