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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 110,400 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,067 employed persons for the month. Topeka lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 110,400 0 -500
CPS 114,067 +74 -2,141

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Topeka, Kansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Topeka 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 for Topeka, Kansas

CES employment for Topeka peaked in July 2002 at 116,100. Since then 5,700 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,400 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,594 for Topeka in November 2004. 4,527 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a August 2006 low of 113,068, Topeka has added 999 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 110,400 0 114,067 74
November 2016 110,400 -200 113,993 81
October 2016 110,600 100 113,912 218
September 2016 110,500 -600 113,694 -684
August 2016 111,100 300 114,378 -513
July 2016 110,800 0 114,891 -204
June 2016 110,800 300 115,095 -233
May 2016 110,500 300 115,328 -294
April 2016 110,200 0 115,622 -572
March 2016 110,200 -300 116,194 -193
February 2016 110,500 300 116,387 -131
January 2016 110,200 -700 116,518 310