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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,144,600 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,148,916 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 6,800 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 581 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,144,600 +6,800 +25,600
CPS 1,148,916 +581 +23,471

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 July 2023 at 1,148,300. Since then 3,700 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,137,800 in August 2023, Kansas City has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2023 for Kansas City is at a new high of 1,148,916.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2023

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2023 1,144,600 6,800 1,148,916 581
August 2023 1,137,800 -10,500 1,148,335 146
July 2023 1,148,300 2,600 1,148,189 2,707
June 2023 1,145,700 4,500 1,145,482 3,587
May 2023 1,141,200 3,800 1,141,895 4,260
April 2023 1,137,400 3,500 1,137,635 3,950
March 2023 1,133,900 2,000 1,133,685 3,251
February 2023 1,131,900 -2,000 1,130,434 1,672
January 2023 1,133,900 1,800 1,128,762 2,286
December 2022 1,132,100 700 1,126,476 -164
November 2022 1,131,400 3,900 1,126,640 66
October 2022 1,127,500 8,500 1,126,574 1,129