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Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manhattan rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Kansas rate. The unemployment rate in Manhattan peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Manhattan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Kansas 2.6% +0.1 -0.4
Manhattan 2.5% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 4,001. There are now 2,853 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,039 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 109.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Manhattan 1,148 +31 -20

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 1,148
August
2022
3.7% 2.5% 2.4% 1,117
July
2022
3.5% 2.4% 2.3% 1,087
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,067
May
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.3% 1,055
April
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.2% 1,039
March
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 1,049
February
2022
3.8% 2.5% 2.3% 1,049
January
2022
4.0% 2.6% 2.3% 1,078
December
2021
3.9% 2.8% 2.4% 1,108
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 2.4% 1,106

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.