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Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : April 2019 )

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  is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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.

 

 State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 3.1% in April 2019, 0.8% lower than last month, and lower by 0.1% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2019 was lower by 0.5% than the U.S. rate of 3.6%, and lower by 0% than the Kansas state unemployment rate of 3.1%.

  • Total employment in the Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area increased by 4.1% (458 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.2% ( 1309971 less ) over the past year.

  • The Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 119,694 persons.

  • The Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.1%
    + 3.2%
    + 4.1%
    + 3.9%
    + 458


    %96.94 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    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.