Review major industry announcements by industry sector and overviews of statistical trends within each sector. Industry news and data are presented for industries, such as, mining and construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation, information services, and leisure and hospitality, among others.

Available reports today:

Employment in Kansas’ construction sector declined by approximately 1,000 jobs in 2017 to 60,200 after five years of employment increases from 2011 to 2016. The decline affected all of the major construction subsectors, with the largest job loss in building construction. Even after adding more than 8,000 jobs from 2011 to 2016, the sector remains below its 2007 peak of 65,800 jobs. Building equipment contractors were the single largest subsector in Kansas in 2017, employing 18,000 workers, and also the fastest growing since 2011, adding approximately 3,000 jobs through 2016. Heavy and civil engineering construction began to decline earlier than the other construction subsectors, suffering employment losses every year since 2014.

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Employment

Release dates for upcoming Kansas Industry News and Development reports are as follows: 

Report For

Release Date

Retail Trade

1st Quarter

Transportation

1st Quarter

Information

1st Quarter

Leisure and Hospitality

2nd Quarter

Other Services

2nd Quarter

Government

2nd Quarter

Natural Resources, Mining, and Construction Industry

3rd Quarter

Manufacturing Industry

3rd Quarter

Wholesale Trade

3rd Quarter

Financial Activities and Real Estate

4th Quarter

Professional and Business Services

4th Quarter

Education and Health Services

4th Quarter