Labor Market Information

In-Demand Careers & Wages

The Kansas Department of Labor has identified the following occupations as in-demand for Southeast Kansas, which includes the following cities: Pittsburg, Independence, Iola, Parsons, Chanute, Paola, Garnet, Burlington, Fort Scott, and Emporia.

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Kansas Career Clusters

Kansas Career Clusters group occupations that require similar knowledge and skills. The Kansas State Department of Education adopted national career clusters to create the Kansas Career Clusters model. Career Clusters can assist students with career planning and help incumbent and dislocated workers find careers that use similar knowledge and skills as their current or previous jobs.

Local Unemployment Rates & Median Household Income

Chanute
Emporia
Independence
Paola
Pittsburg

Additional Data  

Research labor market, economic and demographic data and compare information over time and between regions at the Kansas Labor Information Center including the Kansas Department of Labor Monthly Labor Report.