Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Kansas 2.8% 0.0 0.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in April 2020 at 181,462. There are now 138,876 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 35,299 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7,287. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 42,586 +1,270 +984

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to November 2022

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 2.8% 42,586
October 2022 3.7% 2.8% 41,316
September 2022 3.5% 2.6% 39,480
August 2022 3.7% 2.5% 38,170
July 2022 3.5% 2.4% 36,809
June 2022 3.6% 2.4% 35,980
May 2022 3.6% 2.3% 35,299
April 2022 3.6% 2.4% 35,330
March 2022 3.6% 2.4% 36,106
February 2022 3.8% 2.5% 37,248
January 2022 4.0% 2.6% 38,997