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Topeka, Kansas Job Growth

There were 107,800 jobs in Topeka, Kansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,993 employed persons for the month. Topeka lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Topeka job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,800 0 -4,000
CPS 117,993 +116 +2,333

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 8,300 jobs have been lost in Topeka according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,500 in April 2020, Topeka has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 118,238 for Topeka in October 2002. 245 jobs have been lost in Topeka since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 104,637, Topeka has added 13,356 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Topeka, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 107,800 0 117,993 116
January 2021 107,800 600 117,877 2,663
December 2020 107,200 -300 115,214 200
November 2020 107,500 600 115,014 142
October 2020 106,900 -600 114,872 4,319
September 2020 107,500 300 110,553 3
August 2020 107,200 1,100 110,550 -44
July 2020 106,100 1,700 110,594 1,258
June 2020 104,400 1,500 109,336 2,257
May 2020 102,900 2,400 107,079 2,442
April 2020 100,500 -10,500 104,637 -11,282
March 2020 111,000 -800 115,919 259