Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,368,900 jobs in Kansas in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,437,267 employed persons for the month. Kansas added 7,200 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 53,550 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,368,900 +7,200 -53,000
CPS 1,437,267 +53,550 -7,663

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 peaked in February 2020 for Kansas at 1,434,300. Since then 65,400 jobs have been lost in Kansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,290,200 in April 2020, Kansas has gained 78,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,465,907 in March 2020. 28,640 jobs have been lost in Kansas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,324,012, Kansas has added 113,255 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 1,368,900 7,200 1,437,267 53,550
September 2020 1,361,700 -5,900 1,383,717 -12,019
August 2020 1,367,600 11,800 1,395,736 11,556
July 2020 1,355,800 10,800 1,384,180 12,385
June 2020 1,345,000 31,100 1,371,795 17,260
May 2020 1,313,900 23,700 1,354,535 30,523
April 2020 1,290,200 -132,700 1,324,012 -141,895
March 2020 1,422,900 -11,400 1,465,907 16,171
February 2020 1,434,300 1,200 1,449,736 2,673
January 2020 1,433,100 5,100 1,447,063 2,177
December 2019 1,428,000 4,700 1,444,886 -157
November 2019 1,423,300 1,400 1,445,043 113