Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in August 2009 at 7.3% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Kansas 3.5% 0.0 +0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in August 2009 at 110,479. There are now 58,880 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 48,423 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,176. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 51,599 -331 +1,580

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to April 2019

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
May 2019 3.6%
April 2019 3.6% 3.5% 51,599
March 2019 3.8% 3.5% 51,930
February 2019 3.8% 3.4% 51,167
January 2019 4.0% 3.4% 50,571
December 2018 3.9% 3.3% 49,663
November 2018 3.7% 3.3% 49,619
October 2018 3.8% 3.3% 49,365
September 2018 3.7% 3.3% 48,882
August 2018 3.8% 3.3% 48,495
July 2018 3.9% 3.3% 48,423
June 2018 4.0% 3.3% 48,740