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Kansas City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,052,700 jobs in Kansas City, Missouri in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,047,769 employed persons for the month. Kansas City added 2,400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,674 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kansas City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,052,700 +2,400 -44,700
CPS 1,047,769 +2,674 -56,326

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 52,900 jobs have been lost in Kansas City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 979,900 in April 2020, Kansas City has gained 72,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,113,709 for Kansas City in March 2020. 65,940 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 55,525 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Kansas City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,052,700 2,400 1,047,769 2,674
July 2020 1,050,300 20,500 1,045,095 15,427
June 2020 1,029,800 34,500 1,029,668 34,926
May 2020 995,300 15,400 994,742 2,498
April 2020 979,900 -113,300 992,244 -121,465
March 2020 1,093,200 -12,400 1,113,709 1,606
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