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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 114,000 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,094 employed persons for the month. Topeka lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 209 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,000 -300 +2,600
CPS 117,094 +209 +2,481

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 115,900. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,200 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,594 for Topeka in November 2004. 1,500 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a August 2006 low of 113,068, Topeka has added 4,026 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 114,000 -300 117,094 209
February 2017 114,300 100 116,885 232
January 2017 114,200 700 116,653 878
December 2016 113,500 200 115,775 48
November 2016 113,300 -400 115,727 88
October 2016 113,700 400 115,639 -7
September 2016 113,300 200 115,646 -311
August 2016 113,100 -400 115,957 -296
July 2016 113,500 1,300 116,253 270
June 2016 112,200 0 115,983 620
May 2016 112,200 400 115,363 496
April 2016 111,800 400 114,867 254