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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 108,200 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,950 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 78 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,200 +500 -3,000
CPS 114,950 +78 -311

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 7,900 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 101,500 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,238 for Topeka in October 2002. 3,288 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 104,637, Topeka has added 10,313 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 108,200 500 114,950 78
October 2020 107,700 200 114,872 4,319
September 2020 107,500 0 110,553 3
August 2020 107,500 1,100 110,550 -44
July 2020 106,400 200 110,594 1,258
June 2020 106,200 2,500 109,336 2,257
May 2020 103,700 2,200 107,079 2,442
April 2020 101,500 -10,100 104,637 -11,282
March 2020 111,600 -300 115,919 259
February 2020 111,900 300 115,660 194
January 2020 111,600 300 115,466 390
December 2019 111,300 100 115,076 -185