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Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manhattan rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Kansas rate. The unemployment rate in Manhattan peaked in April 2020 at 9.1% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Manhattan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Kansas 3.8% +0.1 -2.8
Manhattan 3.3% +0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Manhattan, Kansas, National

Manhattan, Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Manhattan peaked in April 2020 at 4,094. There are now 2,601 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,340 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 153.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Manhattan 1,493 +49 -1,200

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 3.3% 1,493
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.2% 1,444
May
2021
5.8% 3.5% 3.1% 1,381
April
2021
6.1% 3.5% 3.1% 1,367
March
2021
6.0% 3.7% 3.1% 1,364
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.0% 1,340
January
2021
6.3% 3.4% 5.4% 2,496
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.9% 1,755
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.8% 1,739
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 3.8% 1,709
September
2020
7.8% 6.1% 4.9% 2,236

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.