Wichita State University released its forecast early Friday morning for this year's job market.

The report is optimistic there will be more jobs for Kansans and especially Wichitans. The report says while the national economy fell in 2022 due to inflation and recession concerns, agriculture and manufacturing helped keep Kansas' economy stable.

For 2023, Kansas economists expect the state to add 3,220 jobs that's up 1.3% from last year. They expect to see the fastest growth in manufacturing as the aerospace industry and plant expansions grow.

When you take Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita out of those predictions economists predict an additional 1,500 jobs. 

As for Wichita alone, WSU expects the city to add 2,900 new jobs making for one of the most robust growth patterns in Kansas.