2015 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey (JVS)
The Kansas Job Vacancy Survey provides an assessment of labor demand in the state and each of the local areas based on a survey of Kansas employers. It provides valuable information regarding the specific occupations that are in demand, as well as the following details about vacancies: duration of vacancies, the permanent/temporary and full-time/part-time status of vacancies, educational requirements, average wage offers, and benefits associated with an area’s job openings.
The 2015 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey found that there were an estimated 47,269 job vacancies in Kansas during the second quarter of 2015—a 5.3 percent increase in the number of vacancies recorded during the previous year. The vacancy rate at this time was 3.4 percent, which indicates that for every 100 job positions, 3.4 were vacant and 96.6 were filled. The highest job vacancy rate, 3.9 percent, was found in western Kansas (Local Area I) while the lowest job vacancy rate, 2.1 percent, was found in southeast Kansas (Local Area V).
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JVS Methodology Report
Map of Local Areas in Kansas
We would like to thank the employers who took the time to respond to the 2015 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey during the months of April, May and June. Without their help, this study would not have been possible. We hope to continue to partner with Kansas employers to produce and provide useful and timely workforce information that will benefit employers, job seekers and the state's workforce development efforts.
Previous Job Vacancy studies:
2014 Job Vacancy
2013 Job Vacancy
2012 Job Vacancy
2011 Job Vacancy
2010 Job Vacancy
2009 Job Vacancy
2008 Job Vacancy