Trade — Strategies

Competencies: STEM Occupation Location Quotients

Location quotients are a measure of regional specialization. This metric examines the each metro's specialization in STEM occupations — jobs that require significant knowledge of science, computers and computer programming, engineering and math — measured as the ratio of the percent of jobs in STEM occupations locally to the same percent nationally. Location quotients above 1.0 indicate higher-than-average specialization.

KC
Value
KC
Rank
Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2018 1.16 10 San Jose 319.6% Kansas City 1.16 10th
(up from 11th)
2017 1.17 11 San Jose 313.8% Sacramento 1.18
Growth* Change in Percent 2017-18 0.57% 7 San Jose 3.88% Las Vegas 0.26% 7th
(up from 6th)
Change in Percent 2016-17 0.96% 6 San Jose 3.13% Austin 0.19%

* 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: STEM Occupation Location Quotients

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

STEM Occupation Location Quotients - 2018


STEM Occupation Location Quotients - 2017



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

STEM Occupation Location Quotients - Net Change 2017-2018


STEM Occupation Location Quotients - Net Change 2016-17