Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.4% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 3,500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.
Total employment in the Kansas City, MO-KS market rose by 10,010 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 90 bps to 2.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.
- Kansas City, MO-KS unemployment rate is 94 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
- Unemployment in the market is 210 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
- Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 6.1% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:
- Transportation & Utilities: 218,700; no change
- Business Services: 185,700; +1,200
- Education & Healthcare: 156,800; +300
- Government: 144,400; -1,000
- Restaurants & Hotels: 105,700; +3,000
- Manufacturing: 77,400; +800
- Financial Services: 77,100; +700
- Construction, Mining: 58,800; +3,500
- Other Jobs: 41,400; +400
- IT & Development: 16,200; -100
Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022). Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.
Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.