The Overland Park business community benefits from a regional labor force that is highly educated, extremely innovative and comparatively affordable to many major labor markets.

City Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Overland Park 109,600 106,442 3,158 2.9%
Johnson County 336,677 326,954 9,723 2.9%
Kansas City Metropolitan Area 1,139,687 1,101,227 38,459 3.4%

Source:  Kansas Labor Information Center and Bureau of Labor Statistics (data is annual, not seasonally-adjusted for 2018)

Overland Park Employment

Industry Percentage
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 15.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance 13.4%
Finance and Insurance 11.7%
Retail Trade 10.7%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 9.7%

 Source: JobsEQ by CHMURA, period is four quarters ending with 2018 Q4

Workforce Resources

Johnson County Community College


Regional Workforce Intelligence Network

City of Overland Park’s Annual Development Report

Workforce Partnership


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