Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,414,000 jobs in Kansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,428,732 employed persons for the month. Kansas added 1,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,828 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,414,000 +1,400 +3,600
CPS 1,428,732 +5,828 +3,598

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Kansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,407,000 in January 2017, Kansas has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,433,566 in September 2008. 4,834 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 36,283 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,414,000 1,400 1,428,732 5,828
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
May 2016 1,408,300 -3,000 1,420,678 -2,157
April 2016 1,411,300 900 1,422,835 -2,299