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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,068,800 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in January 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,101,280 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 5,000 jobs in January 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,669 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,068,800 +5,000 -41,000
CPS 1,101,280 +11,669 -8,674

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 41,000 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 101,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,113,709 for Kansas City in March 2020. 12,429 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 992,244, Kansas City has added 109,036 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2021

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2021 1,068,800 5,000 1,101,280 11,669
December 2020 1,063,800 6,700 1,089,611 15,615
November 2020 1,057,100 6,600 1,073,996 11,088
October 2020 1,050,500 5,300 1,062,908 13,160
September 2020 1,045,200 -5,200 1,049,748 1,901
August 2020 1,050,400 12,300 1,047,847 2,752
July 2020 1,038,099 14,899 1,045,095 15,427
June 2020 1,023,200 24,900 1,029,668 34,926
May 2020 998,300 30,600 994,742 2,498
April 2020 967,700 -134,900 992,244 -121,465
March 2020 1,102,600 -3,600 1,113,709 1,606
February 2020 1,106,200 -3,600 1,112,103 2,149