Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.2%. The state unemployment rate was 3.0 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 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Kansas 3.2% -0.2 0.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 139,208 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 47,867 -3,917 +309

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
March 2021 6.0%
February 2021 6.2% 3.2% 47,867
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
September 2020 7.8% 6.1% 90,154
August 2020 8.4% 6.2% 93,916
July 2020 10.2% 6.6% 98,659
June 2020 11.1% 7.0% 103,255
May 2020 13.3% 9.0% 134,272
April 2020 14.8% 12.6% 187,075