Down Decade for KC Jobs | KCUR

Down Decade for KC Jobs

Dec 28, 2010

Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City region is 40th worst in one aspect of the top hundred job markets over the last decade. A New York study of the last ten years shows the local market dropped 23 thousand factory jobs.

As a yardstick, the top hundred markets lost nearly 3 and a half million manufacturing jobs over the last ten years.

The most severe loss was Los Angeles, twelve times worse than Kansas City region.

The shining example of the positive was also in California, Bakersfield, the only major city to add manufacturing jobs. The data appears in research for the publication "Buffalo Business First."

The 23 thousand factory jobs loss for Kansas City represents a drop of almost 25 percent. Nowhere near the six figure declines seen in cities such as Chicago, New York and Boston.