Labor Force & Employment Outlook
The Kansas City area economy is diverse and plays a major role and influence in the Midwest region. Based on the 2004 population figures by the United States Census Bureau, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is ranked 27 among US cities.
Both the geographic and population centers of the United States lie within 250 miles of Kansas City, making the metropolitan area a natural hub for intermodal transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution. The trade, transportation, and utilities category is the region's largest employer; government is second, followed by professional and business services, then educational and health services.
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