Kansas Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 1,430,121 employed workers
  • 48,785 unemployed workers
  • 3.3% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Kansas is 1,430,400, which is 2,500 greater than last month, an increase of 0.18%. The total employment a year ago was 1,416,200, which is 14,200 lower than today. Employment has increased by 1.00% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 1,427,900 to 1,425,800. This revision is a change of 0.15% from the preliminary numbers.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Kansas. There are 268,000 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 267,200 employees last month, an increase of 800 (0.30%). Last year the sector had 268,600 employees last year, a decrease of 600 (0.22%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
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Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 39.7, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 40.5 hours. This represents a change of 2.0%. Average hourly wages for the month were $20.52 per hour, which translates to $814.64 per week. Hourly wages decreased over the last month from $20.61 per hour a decrease of 0.4%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $834.71 per week a decrease of 2.4%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 43.4 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 8.5%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $19.89 per hour, an increase of 3.2%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $863.23 per week, an increase of 5.6%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 3.4% to this months' 3.3%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.3%, 0.0% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 1,478,906, which is 0.0% lower than last months 1,479,559 and is 0.0% lower than last months 1,481,776. The total number of unemployed in Kansas is 48,785 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 49,700 and 48,423 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Kansas:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.