WSU employment forecast projects job growth in 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research released it's annual employment forecast for Kansas and Wichita.

The forecast projects the state will add nearly 14,000 non-farm jobs in 2019, with an anticipated growth rate of 1.0 percent.

The majority of the growth is expected to occur in the service sector, which is projected to add more than 8,000 jobs and grow 1.3 percent. The production sector is forecast to add more than 2,800 jobs, for 1.2 percent growth, while the trade, transportation and utilities sector is projected to grow 0.9 percent, adding more than 2,300 jobs.

The government sector is predicted to grow 0.1 percent.

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