Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2018 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% +0.2 -0.2
Kansas 3.3% +0.1 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 61,507 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 48,286 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 686. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 48,972 +686 -3,277

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
December 2018 3.9% 3.3% 48,972
November 2018 3.7% 3.2% 48,286
October 2018 3.8% 3.3% 48,455
September 2018 3.7% 3.3% 48,444
August 2018 3.8% 3.3% 49,115
July 2018 3.9% 3.4% 49,841
June 2018 4.0% 3.4% 49,885
May 2018 3.8% 3.4% 49,957
April 2018 3.9% 3.4% 50,013
March 2018 4.0% 3.4% 50,070
February 2018 4.1% 3.4% 50,493
January 2018 4.1% 3.5% 50,990