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Quality jobs are those in occupations that require at least a postsecondary degree or certification or pay more than the U.S. median earnings of $21.05 an hour, or $43,784 per year.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average — Percent Change Since 2014

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level & Growth

KC Value KC Rank Top
Ranked
Metro
Top
Ranked
Metro Value
10th
Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2018 Q2 541,174 13 Seattle 1,060,968 Charlotte 590,825 13th
(down from 12th)
2017 Q2 535,640 12 Seattle 1,040,923 Charlotte 579,103
Growth* Percent Change 2017-18 1.3% 21 Las Vegas 3.8% Portland 2.5% 21st
(down from 20th)
Percent Change 2016-17 1.6% 20 Las Vegas 4.2% Portland 2.7%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: JobsEQ
Excel data: Quality Jobs

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Quality Jobs - 2018 Q2


Quality Jobs - 2017 Q2