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Employment, Unemployment, and Civilian Labor Force by State, MSA and County (1.7MB, updated 3/17/17)

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates for the states of Kansas and Missouri, the Kansas City CSA, MSA, and all of their component counties, through January 2017.

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Employment, Unemployment and Civilian Labor Force by City (1.1MB, updated 3/17/17)

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates for cities in the CSA with populations of 25,000 and over, through Jan. 2017.

Business Patterns by County (3.1M, updated 05/18/16)

Annual data of the total number of employers and employees, annual payroll for all establishments in each county of the Kansas City CSA (beginning in 2004), and number of establishments by employee size. County Business Patterns excludes business owners who were self-employed, employees of private households, railroad employees, agriculture production workers and most government employees. Information on businesses without paid employees is released as part of the Nonemployer Statistics report (see below). Data are available since 1988 through 2014. Data for 1997 and earlier is tabulated by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. Data for 1998 and later is tabulated by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. A link is provided for accessing the bridge between the 2 classification systems. Latest data (2014) was released by the Census Bureau April 21, 2016.

Business Patterns by ZIP Code (854k, updated 06/03/16)

Annual data of the total number of employers and employees by employer size, plus first quarter and annual payroll for all establishments in each ZIP code for the Kansas City Combined Statistical Area. The series is published annually (available data here are from 1994 through 2014) and covers most economic activity, but excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees, and most government employees. Latest data (2014) was released by Census Bureau May 2016.

County Business Patterns Interactive Map

The Census Bureau maintains the Measuring America County Business and Demographics Map. The map provides an interactive, easy-to-understand overview of how many types of businesses are in your community or anywhere else in the U.S. The map includes 2012 County Business Patterns statistics combined with demographic statistics from the 2010 Decennial Census.

Employment by Industry (1.2Mb, updated 03/08/17)

Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System, annual totals of full-time and part-time employment estimates by industry and by county in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas CSA plus totals of the states of Kansas and Missouri, from 1969 to 2015.

Employment by NAICS Super-sector and Sub-sector codes (392k, updated 3/02/17)

Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly non-farm employment estimates for Kansas and Missouri (since 1939), the Kansas City MSA, the Kansas City, Mo. and the Kansas City, Ks. sides of the MSA from 1970 through December 2016 using the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). This dataset also includes 1990 to current estimates for Lawrence, Ks. and the St. Joseph MSA. Prior data were reported using the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual through the end of 2002, and can be seen in the data set Historical Employment by SIC Major Division, 1-digit and 2-digit Codes.

(Historical) Employment by SIC Major Division, 1-digit and 2-digit Codes (621k, updated 09/18/09)

Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly non-farm employment estimates for Kansas and Missouri (since 1939), and the Kansas City MSA, (since 1970) using the Standard Industrial Classification codes. Subsequent data are reported using the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), and can be seen in the data set Employment by NAICS Super-sector and Sub-sector codes.

Minority, Veteran and Women-Owned Firms in the Kansas City MSA (561k, updated 07/09/13)

Number of firms, employment and sales receipts for the Kansas City MSA, counties and cities with 100 or more minority, veteran, or women-owned businesses from 1969 through the 2007 Surveys of Business Owners (SBO). The SBO covers firms with and without paid employees. Firms with no paid employees are omitted from many Economic Census reports, therefore, caution should be exercised in comparing these data with data from other reports of the Economic Census. The Survey is done every five years and data is released about three to four years later. 

Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses in the Peer Metros (671k, updated 11/11/09)

Number of minority- or women-owned firms, employment and sales receipts for the Kansas City MSA and the Peer Metros from the 1997 and 2002 Surveys of Business Owners (SBO).. The SBO covers firms with and without paid employees. Firms with no paid employees are omitted from many other 2002 Economic Census reports, therefore, caution should be exercised in comparing these data with data from other reports of the Economic Census.

Nonemployer Statistics (6M, updated 06/01/16)

Annual data of the nonemployer statistics for Kansas, Missouri, the counties in the Kansas City MSA. Businesses without paid employees subject to federal income tax. Data are from 1997 to 2014.

Nonemployer Statistics for Peer Metros (450k, updated 11/23/16)

Nonemployer statistics for the Kansas City MSA and its Peer Metros. Businesses without paid employees subject to federal income tax. Data are from 2004 to 2014. (A separate dataset is available on the Data Archive webpage consisting of a smaller, previous definition of our peer metros for 1997 to 2009 data.)

Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Industry

Annual estimates of personal income and earnings of workers by industry for Kansas, Missouri, the Kansas City area CSA and MSA and each county in the CSA.

  • 2001 to 201(907k, updated 04/11/16) - uses North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes. Includes revised data for all years.
  • 1969-2000 (762k, final update 4/11/06) - uses Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes.

Wage Surveys for the Kansas City Metro Area

Note: National Compensation Survey. With the enactment of the Federal Government's 2011 budget, the Locality Pay Survey (LPS) portion of the National Compensation Survey (NCS) was eliminated. See our Data Archive page if you are looking for this historical data through 2010. 

MARC's Annual Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey of Local Governments

Effective with the 2013 salary survey, we use a web-based survey tool (Compensation Survey System or CSS) that provides more information and greater access to salary information anytime throughout the year, allowing government agencies to select entities they consider as comparables and generate their own reports. If you have any questions, contact Thressa Allen or Dorothy Pope in MARC's Financial Affairs department, 816/474-4240.

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