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 108,107 104,819 3,288 3.0%
Johnson County 332,197 322,197 10,000 3.0%
Kansas City Area 1,128,859 1,086,062 42,837 3.8%

Source:  Kansas Labor Information Center and Bureau of Labor Statistics (data is annual, not seasonally-adjusted for 2017)

Overland Park Employment

Industry Percentage
Management, Business, Science & Arts 53.9%
Sales and Office 25.3%
Service 11.3%
Production, Transportation & Material Moving 5.7%
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance 3.8%

 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 ACS 5-Year Estimates, civilian employed population 16 years and over

Workforce Resources

Johnson County Community College


Regional Workforce Intelligence Network

City of Overland Park’s Annual Development Report

Workforce Partnership


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