2000 employment in district by industry
The "service" industry is the largest employment sector of the district and for the city. "Manufacturing" and "retail trade" rank third and fourth respectively. This reflects a change in the district with the decline of heavy industry resulting in the closing of industrial employment centers like GT Technologies and other located in the Blue River Valley.
|3rd District major employers
|BG Service Solutions
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Kansas City VA Medical Center
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Portion of district residents who work in the 3rd District
Of the people who lived in the 3rd District in 1990, 16 percent worked in that area. This can be attributed to the lack of major employment centers within the district.
Portion of district workers who live in the district
In 1990, the proportion of workers who lived in the district was similar to that for the 4th and 5th districts.
Where district workers live
Less than half (46 percent) of the 3rd District workers lived in the district or south of the river in 1990. Twenty-five percent of the workforces comes from Jackson County outside the city limits. Only 17 percent of 3rd District workers lived within the district.
2000 transportation to work
The percentage of people who drive to work in the 3rd District is less than the city as a whole. This could reflect the convenience of public transportation and the compactness of development. It also could reflect the district's transit dependent population, which is comprised of elderly, poor, youth and households with no car.
Despite the economic boom of the 1990s, the 3rd District's unemployment rate has remained high. In 2000, the 3rd District has the highest unemployment of all districts in the city, with 14 percent compared to 6 percent for the city.