Kansas Labor Summary

One of the positive factors in the expansion of the Kansas economy is the Kansas worker. A highly motivated and well-educated workforce is ready to assist your firm. Though much of the state's population is concentrated in its metropolitan areas, firms locating in any region of the state will find a high-quality workforce ready to put its talents to work. If your company would like estimates of the potential labor supply for a particular community, please contact us. 


Kansas Labor Summary

 2013 Actual

2012
Actual

2011
Actual

2010
Actual

Percent Change
2010-2012

Population (in thousands)

2,894.0

2,885.9

2,870.4

2,858.8

1.2%

Labor Force (in thousands)

1,483.7

1,489.3

1,498.9

1,504.5

-1.3%

Employment (in thousands)

1,403.3

1,403.9

1,401.1

1.398.0

0.4%

Unemployment (%)

5.4%

5.7%

6.5%

7.1%

-23.9%

Non-Farm Wage & Salary Employment (in thousands)

1,372.9

1,357.8

1,339.7

1,328.6

3.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kansas Employment
by Sector
(Thousands of Jobs)

2013

2012

2011

Percent of Change
2011 - 2013

Total

1,372.9

1,357.1

1,339.3

2.5%

Mining and Logging

10.4

10.0

9.1

14.3%

Construction

56.7

55.0

53.1

6.8%

Manufacturing

162.8

162.8

161.0

1.1%

Durable Goods

100.2

99.9

98.0

2.2%

Non-Durable Goods

62.5

63.0

63.0

-0.8%

Wholesale Trade

60.0

58.8

58.5

2.6%

Retail Trade

144.1

142.8

141.7

1.7%

Transportation and Utilities

56.3

55.7

54.7

2.9%

Information

27.5

27.7

28.2

-2.5%

Finance and Insurance

61.8

60.8

59.5

3.9%

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

13.9

13.8

13.6

2.2%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

66.1

62.5

60.2

9.8%

Management of Companies and Enterprises

15.2

13.9

13.5

12.6%

Administrative and Support and Waste Management
and Remediation Services

80.6

77.4

74.7

7.9%

Educational Services

19.2

18.9

18.4

4.3%

Health Care and Social Assistance

168.6

167.6

166.7

1.1%

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

15.5

15.4

13.8

12.3%

Accommodation and Food Services

105.5

104.2

101.3

4.1%

Other Services

51.5

51.5

51.6

-0.2%

Government

257.3

258.8

259.9

-1.0%

Federal Government

25.4

26.4

27.3

-7.0%

State Government

51.5

52.1

52.9

-2.6%

Local Government

180.4

180.1

179.6

0.4%

Union Membership in Selected States Graph