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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 112,000 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,494 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 267 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,000 +200 -800
CPS 115,494 -267 -1,391

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 115,900. Since then 3,900 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,200 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,594 for Topeka in November 2004. 3,100 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a August 2006 low of 113,068, Topeka has added 2,426 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 112,000 200 115,494 -267
January 2018 111,800 -100 115,761 -891
December 2017 111,900 -200 116,652 -944
November 2017 112,100 600 117,596 214
October 2017 111,500 600 117,382 160
September 2017 110,900 0 117,222 -122
August 2017 110,900 -300 117,344 -39
July 2017 111,200 400 117,383 1,048
June 2017 110,800 -200 116,335 -275
May 2017 111,000 400 116,610 -263
April 2017 110,600 -2,300 116,873 -301
March 2017 112,900 100 117,174 289