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Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manhattan fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2020 to 6.7%. 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 9.0% and is now 2.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in June 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Manhattan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Kansas 7.2% -0.3 +4.1
Manhattan 6.7% 0.0 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 3,982. There are now 988 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Manhattan 2,994 -37 +1,693

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.9%
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 6.7% 2,994
June
2020
11.1% 7.5% 6.7% 3,031
May
2020
13.3% 10.0% 7.7% 3,534
April
2020
14.7% 11.9% 9.0% 3,982
March
2020
4.4% 2.8% 2.6% 1,256
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.7% 1,294
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 2.8% 1,313
December
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 1,326
November
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 1,325
October
2019
3.6% 3.1% 2.8% 1,325
September
2019
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 1,321

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.