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Employment and Occupational Information in Kansas



Snapshot of Employment in Kansas in 2010
1,304,780
Total Employment
7.40 %
Unemployment Rate
$39,290
Average Annual Salary
  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #10 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #11 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #31 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #35 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #39 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

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Total Employment for Kansas in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Kansas in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Kansas in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Kansas in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Kansas in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Kansas
United States
Total Employment
1,304,780
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-43,930
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
59.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
69.60 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
7.40 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
6.70 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
8.10 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Kansas


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Salary Information for Kansas
Annual Salary Distribution for Kansas in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Kansas in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Kansas in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Kansas in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Kansas in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Kansas
United States
Average Annual Salary
$39,290
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$18.89
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Kansas


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VIEW ALL KANSAS OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $91,520
2. Legal Occupations: $78,410
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $68,020
4. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $66,830
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $64,100
Table 3. Highest Paying Kansas Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Management Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Sales and Related Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Kansas Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.54 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.05 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.53 %
4. Production Occupations: 8.30 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.06 %
Table 5. Popular Kansas Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 6. Kansas Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Kansas Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Manufacturing: 15.47%
2. Health care and social assistance: 15.15%
3. Retail trade: 12.76%
4. Accommodation and food services: 9.12%
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 6.26%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 7,752
2. Retail trade: 7,739
3. Other services (except public administration): 7,620
4. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 6,669
5. Health care and social assistance: 5,754
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 96.24
2. Information: 66.66
3. Manufacturing: 63.2
4. Management of companies and enterprises: 51.05
5. Health care and social assistance: 31.23
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $7,119,289
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $4,309,221
3. Information: $4,046,867
4. Manufacturing: $2,908,870
5. Health care and social assistance: $1,128,020
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Kansas


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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