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Wichita jobs and employment, February 2021

Wichita jobs and employment, February 2021

For the Wichita metropolitan area in February 2021, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend is more positive. Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for February 2021. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment fell from 306,700 in February 2020 to 282,300 in February 2021, a loss…
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Wichita jobs and employment, January 2021

Wichita jobs and employment, January 2021

For the Wichita metropolitan area in January 2021, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend is positive. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for January 2021. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment fell from 306,200 in January 2020 to 283,100 in January 2021, a loss…
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GDP by metropolitan area and component

GDP by metropolitan area and component

An interactive visualization of gross domestic product by metropolitan area and industry. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, gathers data about economic output, known as gross domestic product. The visualization I have created presents this data in tabular and graphic form. (more…)
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Wichita jobs and employment, December 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, December 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in December 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is mixed. (more…)
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Wichita jobs and employment, November 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, November 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in November 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is mixed. (more…)
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Wichita jobs and employment, October 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, October 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in October 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is positive. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for October 2020. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment fell from 307,600 last October to 295,800 in…
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Wichita jobs and employment, September 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, September 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in September 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is positive, although Wichita is recovering slower than the nation. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for September 2020. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment…
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Wichita jobs and employment, August 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, August 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in August 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is positive, although Wichita is recovering slower than the nation. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for August 2020. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment…
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Wichita jobs and employment, July 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, July 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in July 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is positive, and the effects of the pandemic have been less severe for Wichita than for the nation. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for July 2020. Click charts…
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Wichita aerospace manufacturing concentration

Wichita aerospace manufacturing concentration

Wichita leaders want to diversify the area economy. Has there been progress? In the wake of layoffs at Textron Aviation and Spirit Aerosystems, Wichita's leaders shifted their attention to the need to diversify the Wichita metropolitan area economy. This has been a recognized need for a long time. [1. See, for example: Roe, John. Where To From Here? Surviving The Coming Bad Times Will Require A Direction, Wichita Eagle, February 7, 1993.] Recently the Wichita Eagle published an article addressing this matter. [2. Stringer, Megan. Aviation is key to Wichita. For workers, what does a diversified economy mean? Wichita Eagle,…
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Metropolitan employment and labor force

Metropolitan employment and labor force

A visualization of employment, labor force, and the unemployment rate for metropolitan areas, now with data through May 2020. How does the Wichita metropolitan area compare with others regarding employment, labor force, and unemployment rate? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, has data that provides the answer. I've gathered data from BLS and present it in an interactive visualization with tables, charts, and a map. This monthly data is from 1990 to May 2020, which is the last month for which BLS has produced data for metropolitan areas. Click here to learn more…
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Wichita jobs and employment, May 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, May 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in May 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago, but improving from April. Data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for May 2020. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment fell from 307,500 last May to 285,000 in May 2020,…
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Wichita jobs and employment, April 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, April 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in April 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows the same trend. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for April 2020. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment fell from 306,700 last April to 274,400 in…
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Wichita jobs and employment, March 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, March 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in March 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from February, with the unemployment rate unchanged. It is unclear how the pandemic has affected this data. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows an improving employment situation for the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area for March 2020. Because…
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Metropolitan employment and labor force

Metropolitan employment and labor force

A visualization of employment, labor force, and unemployment rate for metropolitan areas, now with data through February 2020. How does the Wichita metropolitan area compare with others regarding employment, labor force, and unemployment rate? The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, has data that provides the answer. I've gathered data from BLS and present it in an interactive visualization with tables, charts, and a map. Click here to learn more and use the visualization. Below is an example from the visualization.
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Wichita jobs and employment, February 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, February 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in February 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from January. Data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows a mostly improving employment situation for the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment rose from 302,300 last February to 307,000 this…
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Wichita jobs and employment, January 2020

Wichita jobs and employment, January 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in January 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from December. Data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows an improving employment situation for the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. Click charts and tables for larger versions. Total nonfarm employment rose from 299,400 last January to 303,100 this January…
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Wichita jobs and employment, December 2019

Wichita jobs and employment, December 2019

For the Wichita metropolitan area in December 2019, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows small increases in labor force and jobs from November. Data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows a slowly improving employment situation for the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. (Of note, this data was gathered before the announcements of layoffs at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita.) Click…
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Wichita aerospace manufacturing concentration

Wichita aerospace manufacturing concentration

Wichita leaders want to diversify the area economy. Has there been progress? In the wake of layoffs at Textron Aviation (875) [1. Textron, Inc. Form 8-K, December 5, 2019. Available at https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/217346/000110465919070378/tm1924597-1_8k.htm.] and Spirit Aerosystems (2,796), [2. https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/mn_warn_dsp.cfm?id=2021] Wichita's leaders shift their attention to the need to diversify the Wichita metropolitan area economy. This has been a recognized need for a long time. [3. See, for example: Roe, John. Where To From Here? Surviving The Coming Bad Times Will Require A Direction, Wichita Eagle, February 7, 1993.] One way to measure the concentration of an industry in a location is…
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