Visualization: Wichita metro employment by industry

An interactive visualization of Wichita-area employment by industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, makes monthly employment statistics available. I’ve gathered them for the Wichita metropolitan statistical area and present them in an interactive visualization.

This data comes from the Current Employment Statistics, which is a monthly survey of employers covering nonfarm jobs. It is available for broad industry categories. Most of the data is available only as not seasonally adjusted, and some series exhibit pronounced seasonality. Therefore, for some charts I present the data as a 12-month moving average, meaning the data plotted for each month is the average of the current month and the previous 11 months.

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