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Quality Jobs

Quality jobs are those in occupations that require at least a postsecondary degree or certification or pay more than the U.S. median earnings of $21.05 an hour, or $43,784 per year.

KC Value KC Rank Top
Ranked
Metro
Top
Ranked
Metro Value
10th
Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 Q1 534,732 12 Seattle 1,033,962 Charlotte 575,565 12th
(no change)
2016 Q1 527,218 12 Seattle 1,004,622 Pittsburgh 559,336
Growth* Percent Change 2016-17 Q1 1.6% 20 Las Vegas 3.8% Seattle 2.7% 20th
(down from 18th)
Percent Change 2015-16 Q1 1.6% 18 San Jose 4.2% Seattle 2.7%

* 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: Quality Jobs

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Quality Jobs - 2017 Q1


Quality Jobs - 2016 Q1



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Quality Jobs - Percent Change 2016-17 Q4


Quality Jobs - Percent Change 2015-16 Q4