The latest recession, which began in December 2007, did not significantly impact the Kansas construction industry until 2009. At that time, employment declined to an annual average of 58,104 from an annual average of 65,818 in 2007. The recovery in Kansas construction employment has been similarly delayed to 2012. Since that year, construction employment in Kansas has been increasing every year. In 2015, Kansas employment in the industry was 61,005.
This graph displays the percentage change in construction employment in Kansas between 2007 and 2016.