Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in July 2009 at 7.3% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Kansas 3.5% -0.1 -0.8

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in August 2009 at 111,341. There are now 58,974 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 52,367 -1,416 -11,368

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to November 2017

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
December 2017 4.1%
November 2017 4.1% 3.5% 52,367
October 2017 4.1% 3.6% 53,783
September 2017 4.2% 3.8% 56,781
August 2017 4.4% 3.9% 57,217
July 2017 4.3% 3.7% 55,535
June 2017 4.3% 3.7% 54,588
May 2017 4.3% 3.7% 54,464
April 2017 4.4% 3.7% 54,724
March 2017 4.5% 3.8% 55,867
February 2017 4.7% 4.0% 58,945
January 2017 4.8% 4.1% 61,227