Department of Numbers

Kansas Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kansas fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Kansas unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Kansas 3.1% -0.1 -0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Kansas, National

Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kansas peaked in August 2009 at 110,479. There are now 63,764 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kansas job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Kansas 46,715 -156 -2,650

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kansas from 1990 to October 2019

Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployed
November 2019 3.5%
October 2019 3.6% 3.1% 46,715
September 2019 3.5% 3.2% 46,871
August 2019 3.7% 3.2% 47,722
July 2019 3.7% 3.3% 48,746
June 2019 3.7% 3.4% 49,700
May 2019 3.6% 3.5% 51,303
April 2019 3.6% 3.5% 51,508
March 2019 3.8% 3.5% 51,930
February 2019 3.8% 3.4% 51,167
January 2019 4.0% 3.4% 50,571
December 2018 3.9% 3.3% 49,663