Kansas City, Missouri, is at the center of a large metropolitan area which includes several other cities. Not to be confused with North Kansas City, or with Kansas City, Kansas, both of which are also included in the metropolitan area, Missouri's Kansas City has a population of 467,000. Kansas City's unique location in such a large metropolitan hub (population: 2,088,800 people) gives the area a wide range of universities, hospitals, and government offices to provide jobs. Kansas City, MO is home to Kansas City International Airport.
The cost of living in Kansas City is 3.1 percent below the national average, according to Forbes, with a median household income of $56,082. Household income experienced a recent 0.6 percent decrease. In 2013, home prices increased by 8.5 percent, and the current median home price is $152,500. On a scale where a number above 100 means a more affordable house, Forbes gives Kansas City a score of 253 for housing affordability. Search Kansas City jobs today to find the right fit.
Kansas City Job Opportunities
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that as of August 2014, the Education and Healthcare industries had seen 2.5 percent growth for jobs in Kansas City, MO in the last twelve months, and that overall the industries employ a total of 141,800 people in the metropolitan area. The second largest employer for Kansas City jobs is the HCA Midwest Health System with 9,367 employees, and other large employers, Saint Luke's Health System and Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics, employ 7,080 people and 5,423 people respectively. Look for healthcare jobs in Kansas City.
Forbes lists Kansas City's largest industries as the federal government and agribusiness. The largest employer in Kansas City is the federal government, with 27,500 employees. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't report significant growth for Kansas City, MO jobs in the government sector, though the government does employ about 140,000 people in the metropolitan area. If you're looking for government employment, consider expanding your search to include other cities in the metropolitan area to expand your chances, and search for Overland Park, Kansas jobs.
Kansas City Employment Trends
Forbes ranks Kansas City as number 36 on their list of Best Places for Business and Careers, number 72 on their Cost of Doing Business list, and number 107 in Job Growth. Kansas City's unemployment rate is 6.4 percent as of July 2014. There was a 1 percent growth for jobs in Kansas City in 2013, and the city projected to see an annual growth of 1.8 percent.