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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 114,800 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,238 employed persons for the month. Topeka lost 100 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 369 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,800 -100 +2,700
CPS 117,238 +369 +1,123

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,500 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,238 for Topeka in October 2002. 1,000 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a July 2006 low of 113,170, Topeka has added 4,068 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 114,800 -100 117,238 369
August 2019 114,900 300 116,869 262
July 2019 114,600 600 116,607 164
June 2019 114,000 400 116,443 122
May 2019 113,600 500 116,321 -98
April 2019 113,100 -500 116,419 -27
March 2019 113,600 500 116,446 91
February 2019 113,100 100 116,355 113
January 2019 113,000 0 116,242 48
December 2018 113,000 400 116,194 -4
November 2018 112,600 -200 116,198 19
October 2018 112,800 700 116,179 64