Department of Numbers

Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 113,100 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,328 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 500 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 113,100 +100 +800
CPS 116,328 +500 +987

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,500 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,594 for Topeka in November 2004. 2,266 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a August 2006 low of 113,068, Topeka has added 3,260 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 113,100 100 116,328 500
January 2019 113,000 0 115,828 784
December 2018 113,000 400 115,044 31
November 2018 112,600 -200 115,013 -653
October 2018 112,800 700 115,666 792
September 2018 112,100 -300 114,874 502
August 2018 112,400 300 114,372 134
July 2018 112,100 200 114,238 -249
June 2018 111,900 -100 114,487 292
May 2018 112,000 -300 114,195 -962
April 2018 112,300 -100 115,157 -290
March 2018 112,400 100 115,447 106