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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,094,300 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,088,622 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,920 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,094,300 +800 +16,900
CPS 1,088,622 +5,920 +1,632

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 1,094,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,094,491 for Kansas City in September 2017. 5,869 jobs have been lost in Kansas City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 1,078,140, Kansas City has added 10,482 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,094,300 800 1,088,622 5,920
January 2018 1,093,500 1,400 1,082,702 4,562
December 2017 1,092,100 -700 1,078,140 -7,945
November 2017 1,092,800 2,400 1,086,085 -4,954
October 2017 1,090,400 3,200 1,091,039 -3,452
September 2017 1,087,200 2,100 1,094,491 6,291
August 2017 1,085,100 700 1,088,200 656
July 2017 1,084,400 4,000 1,087,544 3,279
June 2017 1,080,400 3,600 1,084,265 4,365
May 2017 1,076,800 -800 1,079,900 -7,037
April 2017 1,077,600 -400 1,086,937 -2,341
March 2017 1,078,000 600 1,089,278 2,288