Kansas Unemployment Rates Information

Unemployment Rates In Kansas

The unemployment rate in Kansas as of January 2014 is 4.8 percent. The rate went down from 4.9 percent in December and down from 5.6 percent in January 2013. In contrast, the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

The latest statistics show:

  • Kansas gained 20,500 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, an increase of 1.9 percent since last January 2013.
  • The state gained 19,200 nonfarm jobs, a 1.4 percent increase.
  • Since December 2013, Kansas gained 2,500 private sector jobs, an increase of 0.2 percent.
  • Kansas gained 600 nonfarm jobs, with no percentage change.

*Data from the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), seasonally adjusted.

According to the U.S Department of Labor, Kansas has a civilian labor force of 1,479.9 as of January 2014 with employment of 1,408.4 and unemployment of 71.6.

*Number of persons in thousands and seasonally adjusted.

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

  • Total Nonfarm: 1,383.3 with 1.4 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 10.7 with 3.9 12-month percent change.
  • Construction: 61.0 with 10.7 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 162.9 with -0.1 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 262.1 with 1.4 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 27.7 with 1.1 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 76.0 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 165.1 with 5.0 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 190.2 with 1.3 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 119.1 with -1.7 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 52.1 with 2.2 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 256.4 with -0.5 12-month percent change.

*Number of jobs in thousands, seasonally adjusted.

For more data regarding each industry in previous years, visit: http://www.bls.gov/.

If you have any questions, contact:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics, by visiting: http://www.bls.gov/.
  • The United States Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365), available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST).
  • Kansas Department of Labor at 785-296-5000.


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