Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,391,500 jobs in Kansas in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,451,562 employed persons for the month. Kansas added 2,700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,852 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,391,500 +2,700 +35,400
CPS 1,451,562 -1,852 +9,037

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 January 2020 for Kansas at 1,431,100. Since then 39,600 jobs have been lost in Kansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,270,800 in April 2020, Kansas has gained 120,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,457,261 in August 2021. 5,699 jobs have been lost in Kansas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,391,500 2,700 1,451,562 -1,852
October 2021 1,388,800 1,200 1,453,414 -2,331
September 2021 1,387,600 2,500 1,455,745 -1,516
August 2021 1,385,100 2,700 1,457,261 507
July 2021 1,382,400 6,200 1,456,754 681
June 2021 1,376,200 6,000 1,456,073 -917
May 2021 1,370,200 -1,300 1,456,990 1,219
April 2021 1,371,500 -2,300 1,455,771 1,785
March 2021 1,373,800 13,600 1,453,986 2,662
February 2021 1,360,200 -3,300 1,451,324 860
January 2021 1,363,500 8,800 1,450,464 3,604
December 2020 1,354,700 -1,400 1,446,860 4,335