Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2017 to 3.7%. 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 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Kansas 3.7% 0.0 -0.4

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 56,804 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 54,537 -187 -6,780

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
May 2017 4.3% 3.7% 54,537
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
December 2016 4.7% 4.3% 63,498
November 2016 4.6% 4.3% 63,735
October 2016 4.8% 4.3% 63,818
September 2016 4.9% 4.3% 63,778
August 2016 4.9% 4.3% 63,497
July 2016 4.9% 4.2% 62,921
June 2016 4.9% 4.2% 62,114