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Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manhattan fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Kansas rate. The unemployment rate in Manhattan peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Manhattan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Kansas 2.4% 0.0 -1.1
Manhattan 2.2% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 2,960 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Manhattan 1,041 -8 -280

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.2% 1,041
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
October
2021
4.6% 2.9% 2.4% 1,120
September
2021
4.7% 3.0% 2.5% 1,168
August
2021
5.2% 3.2% 2.6% 1,221
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 2.7% 1,262
June
2021
5.9% 3.5% 2.7% 1,286

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.