Kansas Employment Statistics

  • 88,864 employers
  • 1,383,107 employees
  • $896 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 18.6% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 10.3% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Kansas Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 1,510 more businesses
  • 66,078 more employees
  • 5.0% increase in total wages
  • $8,454 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 22.2% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Kansas Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Johnson County Kansas, 23,150
County with the Most Employees: Johnson County Kansas, 312,166
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Coffey County Kansas, $1,307
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Linn County Kansas, 8.6%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Kansas, see: Kansas Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Kansas see:Kansas Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 103,562 employed workers
  • 1,393,775 unemployed workers
  • 6.9% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Kansas, see: Kansas Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 88,723 employers, down 1.0% from 89,593
  • 1,409,431 employees, up 0.5% from 1,401,865
  • $959 average weekly wage, up 3.5% from $927
  • The average weekly wage is 19.1% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 11.0% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Kansas, see: Kansas Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

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.