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Kansas Employment Analysis

( Data Date : May 2018 )

Kansas Employment Data

Located in the Mountain-Plains region of the U.S., the Kansas economy has expanded from its original base in agribusiness into a diverse mix of growing industries, including one of the nation’s fastest-growing bioscience hubs. Kansas has also emerged as a leader in wind energy and other forms of renewable energy, food processing and distribution. (Source: Kansas Department of Commerce)




The latest employment scorecard for the State of Kansas for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kansas had a fairly flat year, with labor force growth increasing only 0.18 percent, the labor force participation rate declined 0.1 percent, and the unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent to 3.9 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Kansas, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Kansas Employment

 State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Kansas Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • Compared to national rates, Kansas unemployment rate in May 2018 was lower by 0.7% than the U.S. rate of 4.0%.




  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.