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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 109,100 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,201 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 488 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,100 +300 -200
CPS 117,201 +488 +88

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,800 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 8,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,698 for Topeka in October 2002. 1,497 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 105,155, Topeka has added 12,046 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 109,100 300 117,201 488
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
September 2021 108,900 -1,100 116,777 -147
August 2021 110,000 200 116,924 -125
July 2021 109,800 700 117,049 -52
June 2021 109,100 -400 117,101 -12
May 2021 109,500 200 117,113 0