Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,430,300 jobs in Kansas in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,430,241 employed persons for the month. Kansas added 3,600 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,769 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,430,300 +3,600 +26,600
CPS 1,430,241 +1,769 +3,617

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 in August 2018 for Kansas is at a new high of 1,430,300.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,432,437 in September 2008. 2,196 jobs have been lost in Kansas since then according to the household survey. From a May 2011 low of 1,392,637, Kansas has added 37,604 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 1,430,300 3,600 1,430,241 1,769
July 2018 1,426,700 2,300 1,428,472 1,171
June 2018 1,424,400 1,600 1,427,301 1,706
May 2018 1,422,800 5,000 1,425,595 1,034
April 2018 1,417,800 2,200 1,424,561 -611
March 2018 1,415,600 1,400 1,425,172 -463
February 2018 1,414,200 1,700 1,425,635 -208
January 2018 1,412,500 1,200 1,425,843 -384
December 2017 1,411,300 2,400 1,426,227 -99
November 2017 1,408,900 3,000 1,426,326 -295
October 2017 1,405,900 1,600 1,426,621 -166
September 2017 1,404,300 600 1,426,787 163