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August 2018 (June Data)



HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT

61,769 Total Jobs
(10th among 31 peers)


High-tech is a broad definition, but in general it represents industries that are leaders in adopting innovative technologies. Kansas City does quite well in this measure, ranking 10th our of 31 peers.

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EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Sept. 5-7
Downtown KC Marriott
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International Relations Council "Your Global Future"
Oct. 16
Union Station
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LearnX 2018 with
Graduate! Network

Oct. 18-19
Kauffman Foundation
Conference Center
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2018 Workforce
& Education Summit

Save the date: Dec. 4
Details TBD


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The Workforce Indicators Newsletter is published monthly by the Mid-America Regional Council. MARC is the nonprofit association of local governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.


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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
JUNE 2018 1,102,800 69,071 3.5% 2.1%
MAY 2018 1,096,700 66,242 3.6% 1.6%
Month-to-Month Change +6,100 +4.3% -0.1% + 0.5%

KC metro employment tops 1.1 million

Good news on Kansas City’s employment front: June employment climbed to 1,102,800, up 6,100 from May and up 22,400 from one year ago. These numbers are seasonally adjusted, so this is not just caused by summer jobs.

Our strong performance in June ranks us in the top half for employment growth rate compared to our peer metros. Our 2.1 percent growth rate placed Kansas City ahead of Nashville, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Sacramento.

The region’s unemployment rate also ticked down a notch to 3.5 percent. We were at 3.6 percent in May and 3.8 percent in June 2017.

Want ad activity increased 4.3 percent between May and June. There were 69,071 unique help wanted advertisements in the metro in June.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED EMPLOYMENT

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

Kansas City's employment levels jumped to 1,102,800 in June. This is up by 22,400 jobs from one year ago.

HIRING TRENDS

COMPUTER AND MATH OCCUPATIONS - LAST 90 DAYS

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

Company Ads
H&R Block 182
Accenture 181
Oracle 112
Commerce Bank 89
Cerner Corporation 88
Sprint 86
Honeywell 73
Black & Veatch 66
University of Kansas 64
Garmin International 60

Top 10 Occupations Sought
(By total number of ads)

Occupation Ads
Computer User Support Specialists 2,273
Software Developers, Applications 1,360
Network & Computer System Admins 992
IT Project Managers 428
Information Security Analysts 375
Web Developers 321
Software Quality Assurance Eng. & Testers 289
Computer Systems Eng./Architects 289
Computer Systems Analysts 285
Business Intelligence Analysts 281

UNEMPLOYMENT

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

Kansas City's unemployment rate dropped slightly, to 3.5 percent, compared to 3.8 percent one year ago.