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 94,979 90,453 4,526 4.8%
Johnson County 300,581 286,444 14,137 4.7%
Kansas City Metro 437,111 412,898 24,213 5.5%

Source:  Kansas Labor Information Center (data is annual, not seasonally-adjusted for 2013)

Overland Park Employment

Industry Percentage
Management, Business, Science & Arts 55.4%
Sales and Office 24.4%
Service 10.5%
Production, Transportation & Material Moving 6.0%
Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance 3.8%


Source: 2012 American Community Survey 1-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