Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.3 percentage points in August 2020 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Kansas 6.9% -0.3 +3.8

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 179,494. There are now 75,932 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 103,562 -3,557 +57,481

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to August 2020

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
August 2020 8.4% 6.9% 103,562
July 2020 10.2% 7.2% 107,119
June 2020 11.1% 7.5% 110,813
May 2020 13.3% 10.0% 151,293
April 2020 14.7% 11.9% 179,494
March 2020 4.4% 2.8% 42,644
February 2020 3.5% 3.1% 46,789
January 2020 3.6% 3.1% 46,871
December 2019 3.5% 3.1% 46,922
November 2019 3.5% 3.1% 46,906
October 2019 3.6% 3.1% 46,780
September 2019 3.5% 3.1% 46,421