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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 108,600 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,576 employed persons for the month. Topeka added 200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 37 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,600 +200 +2,500
CPS 117,576 -37 +4,256

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 7,500 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,500 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 8,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,396 for Topeka in January 2021. 2,820 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 108,600 200 117,576 -37
June 2021 108,400 100 117,613 -390
May 2021 108,300 500 118,003 -326
April 2021 107,800 600 118,329 -465
March 2021 107,200 -500 118,794 -678
February 2021 107,700 -100 119,472 -924
January 2021 107,800 600 120,396 3,332
December 2020 107,200 -300 117,064 258
November 2020 107,500 600 116,806 347
October 2020 106,900 -600 116,459 4,496
September 2020 107,500 300 111,963 -2,888
August 2020 107,200 1,100 114,851 1,531