Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 4,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.
Total employment in the Kansas City, MO-KS market rose by 10,244 jobs in July and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 3.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.
- Kansas City, MO-KS unemployment rate is 58 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
- Unemployment in the market is 150 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
- Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 3.5% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.4%. Key sectors include:
- Transportation & Utilities: 216,900; -500
- Business Services: 185,600; +100
- Education & Healthcare: 158,500; -700
- Government: 139,700; -4,300
- Restaurants & Hotels: 109,600; +100
- Manufacturing: 79,800; +400
- Financial Services: 76,900; -500
- Construction, Mining: 61,800; +100
- Other Jobs: 42,100; +300
- IT & Development: 16,500; +200
Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022). Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.
Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.