Department of Numbers

Kansas Job Growth

There were 1,358,300 jobs in Kansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,451,432 employed persons for the month. Kansas lost 5,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 968 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Kansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,358,300 -5,200 -70,500
CPS 1,451,432 +968 +946

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 72,800 jobs have been lost in Kansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,270,800 in April 2020, Kansas has gained 87,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Kansas reached a maximum of 1,454,798 in November 2019. 3,366 jobs have been lost in Kansas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,298,910, Kansas has added 152,522 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,358,300 -5,200 1,451,432 968
January 2021 1,363,500 8,800 1,450,464 3,604
December 2020 1,354,700 -1,400 1,446,860 4,335
November 2020 1,356,100 -1,700 1,442,525 5,367
October 2020 1,357,800 3,000 1,437,158 54,956
September 2020 1,354,800 -3,800 1,382,202 -33,588
August 2020 1,358,600 12,700 1,415,790 17,020
July 2020 1,345,900 19,000 1,398,770 20,793
June 2020 1,326,900 25,200 1,377,977 23,311
May 2020 1,301,700 30,900 1,354,666 55,756
April 2020 1,270,800 -151,100 1,298,910 -149,496
March 2020 1,421,900 -6,900 1,448,406 -2,080