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May 2019 (March 2019 data)


Median household income

$63,404
(16th among 31 peers)



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EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

KC Metro Missouri Women Leading Government event
May 8, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Dott Boss
101 W. 11th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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Webinar: Investing in America's Workforce: Investing in Workers
May 30, 2019
2-3 p.m.
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MARC's Regional Assembly
June 14, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Westin Crown Center
1 E. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Data sources: Kansas Department of Labor, Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), The Conference Board and EMSI. Regional data includes Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

LATEST DATA EMPLOYMENT JOB POSTINGS UNEMPLOYMENT EMP GROWTH
MARCH 2019 1,101,800 62,717 3.8% 0.9%
FEBRUARY 2019 1,099,800 60,628 3.7% 0.68%
Month-to-Month Change +2,000 +3.4% +0.1 +0.22

Metro employment shows modest growth in March

After a decline in February, Kansas City metro employment ticked back up in March to 1,101,800. The metro is up 9,500 jobs from one year ago, which is modest growth for us. As we discussed in last month’s newsletter, employment growth seems to have slowed in Kansas City, but it has not slowed nationally or in many of our peer metros. Comparable sized metros like Nashville and Sacramento each added about 25,000 jobs in the past year.

The metro unemployment rate remains low at 3.8 percent, up from 3.7 percent in February.

On an encouraging note, overall want ads remain strong, suggesting that Kansas City employers are still looking to grow. Hopefully this potential growth will materialize soon and get us back to the stronger employment growth to which we have grown accustomed.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED EMPLOYMENT

[The current number of jobs in the Kansas City metro as determined by the monthly Current Employment Statistics survey.]

Metro employment rebounded in March to 1,101,800.

HIRING TRENDS

COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL - PAST 90 DAYS

Top 10 Employers Advertising Openings
(By total number of ads)

Company Ads
Cerner Corporation 221
Oracle 216
H&R Block 146
Sprint 130
U.S. Bank 118
Honeywell 108
Commerce Bank 103
Garmin International 74
Black & Veatch 71
DST 62
   

Top 10 Occupations Sought
(By total number of ads)

Occupation Ads
Computer user support specialists 2,031
Software application developers 1,567
Network and computer systems administrators 926
Computer systems engineers/architects 449
Business intelligence analysts 392
Operations research analysts 360
Web developers 358
Information security analysts 355
Information technology project managers 330
Software quality assurance engineers and testers 326

UNEMPLOYMENT

[The number of unemployed as a percent of the total labor force, not seasonally adjusted.]

Kansas City's unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.8 percent.

 

PEER METRO RANK — EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE

[Percent change in employment year-over-year among 14 metropolitan areas.]

Kansas City saw employment grow .9% in the year ending in March. This growth rate places us well towards the bottom of our peer group.