Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Kansas 3.9% +0.1 -2.2

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 187,075. There are now 128,036 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 51,784 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7,255. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 59,039 +1,087 -31,115

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to September 2021

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 3.9% 59,039
August 2021 5.2% 3.8% 57,952
July 2021 5.4% 3.8% 57,737
June 2021 5.9% 3.7% 56,018
May 2021 5.8% 3.5% 52,731
April 2021 6.1% 3.5% 52,753
March 2021 6.0% 3.7% 56,316
February 2021 6.2% 3.8% 57,137
January 2021 6.3% 3.4% 51,784
December 2020 6.7% 4.7% 71,556
November 2020 6.7% 4.7% 70,978
October 2020 6.9% 4.7% 70,939