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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 111,800 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,702 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 828 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,800 +400 +300
CPS 115,702 +828 +498

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 4,100 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 107,200 in July 2006, Topeka has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,594 for Topeka in November 2004. 2,892 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a August 2006 low of 113,068, Topeka has added 2,634 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 111,800 400 115,702 828
September 2018 111,400 0 114,874 502
August 2018 111,400 400 114,372 134
July 2018 111,000 0 114,238 -249
June 2018 111,000 800 114,487 292
May 2018 110,200 -1,100 114,195 -962
April 2018 111,300 -600 115,157 -290
March 2018 111,900 -300 115,447 106
February 2018 112,200 400 115,341 268
January 2018 111,800 -100 115,073 102
December 2017 111,900 -200 114,971 -182
November 2017 112,100 600 115,153 -51