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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,101,400 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,112,457 employed persons for the month. Kansas City lost 4,200 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 354 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,101,400 -4,200 +11,900
CPS 1,112,457 +354 +16,666

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 February 2020 at 1,105,600. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2020 for Kansas City is at a new high of 1,112,457.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 1,101,400 -4,200 1,112,457 354
February 2020 1,105,600 600 1,112,103 2,149
January 2020 1,105,000 1,300 1,109,954 -2,031
December 2019 1,103,700 1,800 1,111,985 1,563
November 2019 1,101,900 3,300 1,110,422 1,959
October 2019 1,098,600 1,300 1,108,463 2,158
September 2019 1,097,300 -100 1,106,305 2,210
August 2019 1,097,400 3,700 1,104,095 2,156
July 2019 1,093,700 -1,300 1,101,939 1,894
June 2019 1,095,000 -1,000 1,100,045 1,593
May 2019 1,096,000 1,100 1,098,452 1,388
April 2019 1,094,900 5,400 1,097,064 1,273