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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 109,400 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,548 employed persons for the month. Topeka lost 900 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,400 -900 +500
CPS 117,548 -12 +771

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Topeka, Kansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Topeka 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 for Topeka, Kansas

CES employment for Topeka peaked in July 2002 at 116,100. Since then 6,700 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,800 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,698 for Topeka in October 2002. 1,150 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 105,155, Topeka has added 12,393 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 109,400 -900 117,548 -12
August 2022 110,300 700 117,560 -74
July 2022 109,600 700 117,634 -17
June 2022 108,900 0 117,651 145
May 2022 108,900 0 117,506 344
April 2022 108,900 100 117,162 449
March 2022 108,800 400 116,713 247
February 2022 108,400 400 116,466 21
January 2022 108,000 900 116,445 -108
December 2021 107,100 -300 116,553 3
November 2021 107,400 300 116,550 -65
October 2021 107,100 -1,800 116,615 -162