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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  2016 532,547 12 Seattle 984,251 Pittsburgh 556,154 12th
(no change)
2015 517,221 12 Seattle 952,266 Portland 543,352
Growth* Percent Change 2015-16 1.6% 19 San Jose 3.9% Nashville 2.8% 19th
(down from 18th)
Percent Change 2014-15 1.6% 18 San Jose 4.1% Portland 2.6%

* 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 - 2016 Q4


Quality Jobs - 2015 Q4



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Quality Jobs - Percent Change 2015-16 Q4


Quality Jobs - Percent Change 2014-15 Q4


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