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 105,456 101,860 3,596 3.4%
Johnson County 325,758 314,887 10,871 3.3%
Kansas City Area 458,556 440,732 17,824 3.9%

Source:  Kansas Labor Information Center (data is annual, not seasonally-adjusted for 2016)

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


Black & Veatch Empower Retirement HCA Midwest Health Central Bank of the Midwest Shawnee Mission Health Sprint