KC Kansas metro beats KC Missouri metro in 2014 private sector job growth

Dave TrabertTax & Spending

KCmetro2014jobsNew jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that private sector jobs grew at a much faster pace in the Kansas City, KS metro than the Kansas City, Missouri metro.  The Kansas side of the metro area gained 3.0% private sector jobs, which was better than any year since 1998.  The Missouri side of the metro grew by 1.7%.

Private sector job growth was also better in Kansas in 2013.  Over the last two years – post tax reform – private sector jobs increased by 5.6% on the Kansas side of the metro and only 2.2% on the Missouri side.

Comparisons reflect the change in the average annual number of jobs.

Coming Monday – statewide comparisons of private sector job growth for Kansas and neighboring states.

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