Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 3.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Kansas 3.4% 0.0 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in August 2009 at 110,479. There are now 60,489 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 49,990 -23 -3,529

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to May 2018

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 3.4% 49,990
April 2018 3.9% 3.4% 50,013
March 2018 4.1% 3.4% 50,070
February 2018 4.1% 3.4% 50,493
January 2018 4.1% 3.5% 50,990
December 2017 4.1% 3.5% 52,249
November 2017 4.1% 3.5% 52,219
October 2017 4.1% 3.5% 52,289
September 2017 4.2% 3.6% 52,614
August 2017 4.4% 3.6% 52,968
July 2017 4.3% 3.6% 53,219
June 2017 4.3% 3.6% 53,360