Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2022 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Kansas 2.5% 0.0 -1.0

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 181,462. There are now 144,674 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 36,788 -460 -15,110

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to March 2022

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 2.5% 36,788
February 2022 3.8% 2.5% 37,248
January 2022 4.0% 2.6% 38,997
December 2021 3.9% 2.8% 41,321
November 2021 4.2% 2.8% 41,602
October 2021 4.6% 2.9% 42,893
September 2021 4.7% 3.0% 45,482
August 2021 5.2% 3.2% 48,659
July 2021 5.4% 3.4% 50,803
June 2021 5.9% 3.5% 51,785
May 2021 5.8% 3.4% 51,412