2019 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey
The Kansas Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) provides a snapshot of labor demand in the state and in 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: permanent/temporary and full-time/part-time status of vacancies, educational and experience requirements, average wage offers, benefits associated with vacancies, and information on if the vacancies are hard to fill.
The Kansas Department of Labor conducted the 2019 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey between April 1 and June 30 and found there were an estimated 56,022 vacancies. There were 0.8 unemployed persons per job vacancy. This means that for the second year in a row, there were more job vacancies than unemployed people. Leisure and hospitality recorded the most job vacancies of any industry with trade, transportation and utilities having the second most vacancies. Retail salespersons was the occupation with the most vacancies, followed by registered nurses, nursing assistants, cashiers, and waiters and waitresses.
The job vacancy rate for 2019 was 3.9 percent meaning for every 100 jobs, 3.9 were vacant. This is the second highest rate recorded in the history of the Job Vacancy Survey.
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We would like to thank the employers who took the time to respond to the 2019 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey during the months of April, May, and June. Thanks to their participation, the 2019 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey had a 75.1 percent response rate. 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.
Other useful JVS Links:
JVS Press Release
Map of Local Areas in Kansas
Previous Job Vacancy Studies
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