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Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manhattan fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Kansas rate. The unemployment rate in Manhattan peaked in March 2010 at 5.1% and is now 2.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Manhattan unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Kansas 3.4% 0.0 -0.2
Manhattan 2.8% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 2010 at 2,457. There are now 1,143 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,269 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 45.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Manhattan 1,314 -29 -139

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manhattan, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployment Rate
Manhattan
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 3.4% 2.8% 1,314
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 2.9% 1,343
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 2.8% 1,310
February
2018
4.1% 3.4% 2.7% 1,282
January
2018
4.1% 3.5% 2.7% 1,269
December
2017
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 1,364
November
2017
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 1,369
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 1,371
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 2.9% 1,389
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 3.0% 1,412
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 3.0% 1,421

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.