The Kansas Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) provides an annual snapshot of labor demand in the state and each of the local areas based on a survey of Kansas employers. It provides valuable information regarding vacancies by industry and occupation, 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 2017 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey found there were an estimated 48,908 vacancies in Kansas during the second quarter of 2017, a 9.1 percent increase from last year. The trade, transportation and utilitiies industry recorded the most vacancies while cashiers was the occupation with the most vacancies.

For a summary of this year’s results click below:


For detailed data click on one of the links below
Vacancies                                                                Wages
Benefits   Job Vacancy Rates    

Other useful JVS Links

JVS Methodology Report
Map of Local Areas in Kansas
Previous Job Vacancy Studies

We would like to thank the employers who took the time to respond to the 2017 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.