The Wichita State University School of Business has put out its 2019 Wichita employment forecast, and it appears the future is bright for jobs in the city.
The report said from October 2017 to October 2018, the total nonfarm employment increased by 2,100 jobs, which is about 0.8 percent.
For 2019, the job growth is expected to jump modestly by 0.9 percent, meaning 2,700 new jobs are predicted to come to the city.
Wichita’s unemployment rate declined throughout 2018 to a low of 3.5 percent in October 2018, the lowest unemployment rate for the area since 1999.
Meanwhile, Kansas total nonfarm employment increased by approximately 20,000 workers from November 2017 to November 2018, a 1.4 percent increase. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate declined in 2018 to 3.2 percent, the lowest since May 1999.