Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,404,600 jobs in Kansas in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,430,726 employed persons for the month. Kansas lost 5,000 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,868 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,404,600 -5,000 -3,700
CPS 1,430,726 -1,868 +10,048

Kansas Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Kansas as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Kansas

CES employment peaked in September 2016 for Kansas at 1,415,600. Since then 11,000 jobs have been lost in Kansas according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,433,566 in September 2008. 2,840 jobs have been lost in Kansas since then according to the household survey. From a October 2010 low of 1,392,449, Kansas has added 38,277 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 1,404,600 -5,000 1,430,726 -1,868
April 2017 1,409,600 -4,000 1,432,594 3,850
March 2017 1,413,600 1,000 1,428,744 5,840
February 2017 1,412,600 5,600 1,422,904 4,719
January 2017 1,407,000 -3,500 1,418,185 2,898
December 2016 1,410,500 1,800 1,415,287 -455
November 2016 1,408,700 -3,600 1,415,742 -544
October 2016 1,412,300 -3,300 1,416,286 -528
September 2016 1,415,600 4,700 1,416,814 -498
August 2016 1,410,900 -1,000 1,417,312 -633
July 2016 1,411,900 4,500 1,417,945 -1,059
June 2016 1,407,400 -900 1,419,004 -1,674