Topeka, Kansas Job Growth
There were 113,200 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,605 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 500 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 265 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 2,900 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,600 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 12,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,698 for Topeka in October 2002. 93 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 106,001, Topeka has added 12,604 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Topeka, Kansas Employment History