People — Systems

Inclusive Prosperity: Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years)

Work is essential to becoming self-sufficient, but participation in the work force had dropped over recent years, even for those who are of prime working age. This metric examines the proportion of all adults 25 to 54 years old who are both willing and able to find a job.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 81.5% 4  Minneapolis  85.4%  Nashville  79.7%  4th
(up from 6th)
2014 80.1% 6 Minneapolis 84.8%  Nashville 79.1%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 1.06% 3  San Diego  1.38%  Sacramento  0.86% 3rd
(up from 24th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 0.43% 24 Louisville 1.16%  Seattle  0.92%

* 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: American Community Survey
Excel data:
Inclusive Prosperity: Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years)

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years) - 2015


Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years) - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years) - Change in Percent 2014-15


Employment to Population Ratio for Prime Working Ages (25-54 years) - Change in Percent 2013-14