December 2007

Kansas Labor Force Estimates (preliminary)
(Place of residence data)

Civilian Labor
Force

Employment

Unemployment

Unemployment
Rate (%)

1,484,050

1,424,543

59,507

4.0

63,824

61,675

2,149

3.4

318,257

306,088

12,169

3.8

124,073

118,180

5,893

4.7

435,616

415,938

19,678

4.5

336,073

323,215

12,858

3.8

Atchison Micro-Area (Atchison County)
Coffeyville Micro-Area (Montgomery County)
Dodge City Micro-Area (Ford County)
Emporia Micro-Area (Chase and Lyon Counties)
Garden City Micro-Area (Finney County)
Great Bend Micro-Area (Barton County)
Hays Micro-Area (Ellis County)
Hutchinson Micro-Area (Reno County)
Liberal Micro-Area (Seward County)
Manhattan Micro-Area (Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties)
McPherson Micro-Area (McPherson County)
Parsons Micro-Area (Labette County)
Pittsburg Micro-Area (Crawford County)
Salina Micro-Area (Ottawa and Saline Counties)
Winfield Micro-Area (Cowley County)

8,459
17,518
16,540
20,673
17,925
14,760
16,643
32,474
10,365
59,579
17,016
11,198
19,633
33,483
17,816

8,085
16,719
16,047
19,849
17,354
14,268
16,198
31,189
10,055
57,576
16,492
10,685
18,725
32,224
17,127

374
799
493
824
571
492
445
1,285
310
2,003
524
513
908
1,259
689

4.4
4.6
3.0
4.0
3.2
3.3
2.7
4.0
3.0
3.4
3.1
4.6
4.6
3.8
3.9

Allen County
Anderson County
Atchison County
Barber County
Barton County
Bourbon County
Brown County
Butler County
Chase County
Chautauqua County
Cherokee County
Cheyenne County
Clark County
Clay County
Cloud County
Coffey County
Comanche County
Cowley County
Crawford County
Decatur County
Dickinson County
Doniphan County
Douglas County
Edwards County
Elk County
Ellis County
Ellsworth County
Finney County
Ford County
Franklin County
Geary County
Gove County
Graham County
Grant County
Gray County
Greeley County
Greenwood County
Hamilton County
Harper County
Harvey County
Haskell County
Hodgeman County
Jackson County

7,302
4,215
8,459
2,556
14,760
9,027
5,628
33,090
1,649
1,918
10,584
1,424
1,209
4,932
5,670
5,160
1,127
17,816
19,633
1,714
10,327
4,581
63,824
1,672
1,496
16,643
3,624
17,925
16,540
13,955
11,787
1,491
1,459
3,923
3,271
769
3,476
1,136
3,427
18,759
2,010
946
7,241

7,016
3,988
8,085
2,470
14,268
8,605
5,412
31,887
1,588
1,842
10,098
1,379
1,177
4,758
5,480
4,944
1,098
17,127
18,725
1,665
9,928
4,404
61,675
1,619
1,410
16,198
3,500
17,354
16,047
13,300
11,266
1,448
1,410
3,818
3,196
747
3,320
1,095
3,329
18,138
1,955
913
6,825

286
227
374
86
492
422
216
1,203
61
76
486
45
32
174
190
216
29
689
908
49
399
177
2,149
53
86
445
124
571
493
655
521
43
49
105
75
22
156
41
98
621
55
33
416

3.9
5.4
4.4
3.4
3.3
4.7
3.8
3.6
3.7
4.0
4.6
3.2
2.6
3.5
3.4
4.2
2.6
3.9
4.6
2.9
3.9
3.9
3.4
3.2
5.7
2.7
3.4
3.2
3.0
4.7
4.4
2.9
3.4
2.7
2.3
2.9
4.5
3.6
2.9
3.3
2.7
3.5
5.7

Area
Kansas
Lawrence MSA
(Douglas County)
Wichita MSA
(Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties)
Topeka MSA
(Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties)
Kansas City Area
(Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties)
Wichita-Winfield Combined Statistical Area
(Wichita MSA and Cowley County)

Jefferson County
Jewell County
Johnson County
Kearny County
Kingman County
Kiowa County
Labette County
Lane County
Leavenworth County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Logan County
Lyon County
McPherson County
Marion County
Marshall County
Meade County
Miami County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
Morris County
Morton County
Nemaha County
Neosho County
Ness County
Norton County
Osage County
Osborne County
Ottawa County
Pawnee County
Phillips County
Pottawatomie County
Pratt County
Rawlins County
Reno County
Republic County
Rice County
Riley County
Rooks County
Rush County
Russell County
Saline County
Scott County
Sedgwick County
Seward County
Shawnee County
Sheridan County
Sherman County
Smith County
Stafford County
Stanton County
Stevens County
Sumner County
Thomas County
Trego County
Wabaunsee County
Wallace County
Washington County
Wichita County
Wilson County
Woodson County
Wyandotte County

10,289
2,011
293,112
2,141
4,258
1,037
11,198
1,103
33,324
1,820
4,968
1,466
19,024
17,016
6,711
5,560
2,132
16,712
3,332
17,518
2,915
1,696
5,470
9,116
1,561
2,614
9,226
2,143
3,350
4,149
3,143
11,533
5,697
1,208
32,474
2,648
5,685
36,259
2,643
1,632
3,483
30,133
2,694
253,764
10,365
93,515
1,562
3,625
2,252
2,394
1,141
2,432
12,645
4,258
1,728
3,804
868
3,398
1,275
5,475
1,649
73,545

9,739
1,956
282,346
2,074
4,121
974
10,685
1,075
31,591
1,744
4,618
1,416
18,261
16,492
6,471
5,369
2,065
15,760
3,219
16,719
2,765
1,653
5,304
8,754
1,511
2,530
8,662
2,068
3,214
4,030
3,047
11,146
5,530
1,167
31,189
2,554
5,493
35,164
2,549
1,571
3,359
29,010
2,628
243,899
10,055
89,308
1,521
3,522
2,185
2,329
1,109
2,360
12,165
4,147
1,670
3,647
834
3,291
1,230
5,289
1,559
68,322

550
55
10,766
67
137
63
513
28
1,733
76
350
50
763
524
240
191
67
952
113
799
150
43
166
362
50
84
564
75
136
119
96
387
167
41
1,285
94
192
1,095
94
61
124
1,123
66
9,865
310
4,207
41
103
67
65
32
72
480
111
58
157
34
107
45
186
90
5,223

5.3
2.7
3.7
3.1
3.2
6.1
4.6
2.5
5.2
4.2
7.0
3.4
4.0
3.1
3.6
3.4
3.1
5.7
3.4
4.6
5.1
2.5
3.0
4.0
3.2
3.2
6.1
3.5
4.1
2.9
3.1
3.4
2.9
3.4
4.0
3.5
3.4
3.0
3.6
3.7
3.6
3.7
2.4
3.9
3.0
4.5
2.6
2.8
3.0
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.8
2.6
3.4
4.1
3.9
3.1
3.5
3.4
5.5
7.1

City of Dodge City
City of Emporia
City of Garden City
City of Hutchinson
City of Kansas City
City of Lawrence
City of Leavenworth
City of Leawood
City of Lenexa
City of Manhattan
City of Olathe
City of Overland Park
City of Salina
City of Shawnee
City of Topeka
City of Wichita

12,733
13,816
12,546
19,639
68,150
51,463
15,021
15,633
27,773
28,183
61,117
96,098
25,477
32,128
65,747
192,734

12,302
13,152
12,112
18,685
63,155
49,613
13,996
15,226
26,628
27,358
58,809
92,490
24,482
31,139
62,247
184,617

431
664
434
954
4,995
1,850
1,025
407
1,145
825
2,308
3,608
995
989
3,500
8,117

3.4
4.8
3.5
4.9
7.3
3.6
6.8
2.6
4.1
2.9
3.8
3.8
3.9
3.1
5.3
4.2

December 2007
Kansas Labor Force Estimates
Unemployment Rates (percent)

Area
Kansas
Lawrence MSA
(Douglas County)
Wichita MSA
(Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties)
Topeka MSA
(Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties)
Kansas City Area
(Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties)

December 2007

November 2007 December 2006

4.0

3.7

4.1

3.4

3.0

3.4

3.8

3.6

4.2

4.7

4.0

4.7

4.5

4.4

4.4

Wichita-Winfield Combined Statistical Area
(Wichita MSA and Cowley County)

3.8

3.6

4.2

Atchison Micro-Area (Atchison County)
Coffeyville Micro-Area (Montgomery County)
Dodge City Micro-Area (Ford County)
Emporia Micro-Area (Chase and Lyon Counties)
Garden City Micro-Area (Finney County)
Great Bend Micro-Area (Barton County)
Hays Micro-Area (Ellis County)
Hutchinson Micro-Area (Reno County)
Liberal Micro-Area (Seward County)
Manhattan Micro-Area (Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties)
McPherson Micro-Area (McPherson County)
Parsons Micro-Area (Labette County)
Pittsburg Micro-Area (Crawford County)
Salina Micro-Area (Ottawa and Saline Counties)
Winfield Micro-Area (Cowley County)

4.4
4.6
3.0
4.0
3.2
3.3
2.7
4.0
3.0
3.4
3.1
4.6
4.6
3.8
3.9

3.9
4.3
2.8
3.6
3.1
3.1
2.4
3.8
2.9
2.9
2.9
4.4
4.2
3.2
3.8

4.5
4.5
3.1
3.7
3.3
3.4
2.7
4.5
3.3
3.3
3.4
5.4
4.4
3.5
4.0

Allen County
Anderson County
Atchison County
Barber County
Barton County
Bourbon County
Brown County
Butler County
Chase County
Chautauqua County
Cherokee County
Cheyenne County
Clark County
Clay County
Cloud County
Coffey County
Comanche County
Cowley County
Crawford County
Decatur County
Dickinson County
Doniphan County
Douglas County
Edwards County
Elk County
Ellis County
Ellsworth County
Finney County
Ford County
Franklin County
Geary County
Gove County
Graham County
Grant County
Gray County

3.9
5.4
4.4
3.4
3.3
4.7
3.8
3.6
3.7
4.0
4.6
3.2
2.6
3.5
3.4
4.2
2.6
3.9
4.6
2.9
3.9
3.9
3.4
3.2
5.7
2.7
3.4
3.2
3.0
4.7
4.4
2.9
3.4
2.7
2.3

3.4
4.1
3.9
3.3
3.1
4.1
3.9
3.4
3.4
3.7
4.5
3.2
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.4
2.7
3.8
4.2
2.8
3.4
4.0
3.0
3.1
5.1
2.4
3.2
3.1
2.8
3.7
3.9
2.8
2.9
2.6
2.4

4.3
5.2
4.5
3.2
3.4
4.0
3.7
4.1
3.6
5.4
4.4
3.1
3.3
3.2
3.6
5.4
3.0
4.0
4.4
3.2
3.8
4.2
3.4
3.1
5.1
2.7
3.2
3.3
3.1
5.2
4.4
2.7
3.1
2.7
2.8

Kansas Department of Labor

(785) 296-0901

Greeley County
Greenwood County
Hamilton County
Harper County
Harvey County
Haskell County
Hodgeman County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Jewell County
Johnson County
Kearny County
Kingman County
Kiowa County
Labette County
Lane County
Leavenworth County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Logan County
Lyon County
McPherson County
Marion County
Marshall County
Meade County
Miami County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
Morris County
Morton County
Nemaha County
Neosho County
Ness County
Norton County
Osage County
Osborne County
Ottawa County
Pawnee County
Phillips County
Pottawatomie County
Pratt County
Rawlins County
Reno County
Republic County
Rice County
Riley County
Rooks County
Rush County
Russell County
Saline County
Scott County
Sedgwick County
Seward County
Shawnee County
Sheridan County
Sherman County
Smith County
Stafford County
Stanton County
Stevens County
Sumner County
Thomas County
Trego County
Wabaunsee County
Wallace County
Washington County
Wichita County
Wilson County
Woodson County
Wyandotte County

Kansas Department of Labor

2.9
4.5
3.6
2.9
3.3
2.7
3.5
5.7
5.3
2.7
3.7
3.1
3.2
6.1
4.6
2.5
5.2
4.2
7.0
3.4
4.0
3.1
3.6
3.4
3.1
5.7
3.4
4.6
5.1
2.5
3.0
4.0
3.2
3.2
6.1
3.5
4.1
2.9
3.1
3.4
2.9
3.4
4.0
3.5
3.4
3.0
3.6
3.7
3.6
3.7
2.4
3.9
3.0
4.5
2.6
2.8
3.0
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.8
2.6
3.4
4.1
3.9
3.1
3.5
3.4
5.5
7.1

2.5
4.3
3.8
2.8
3.0
2.9
3.4
4.5
3.8
2.7
3.7
3.1
3.1
6.1
4.4
3.4
4.7
3.7
5.5
3.3
3.7
2.9
3.3
3.0
3.1
3.9
3.2
4.3
4.5
2.5
3.0
3.5
2.9
3.0
4.7
3.5
3.5
2.6
2.9
2.6
2.8
3.0
3.8
3.0
3.3
2.7
3.2
3.6
3.3
3.2
2.3
3.6
2.9
3.9
2.8
2.7
3.0
2.6
2.6
2.8
3.5
2.4
3.1
3.2
2.9
2.9
3.3
3.3
4.9
6.8

3.3
5.0
3.2
3.2
5.2
2.9
3.8
5.3
5.2
3.0
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.0
5.4
4.1
4.9
4.5
6.6
3.2
3.7
3.4
4.4
3.6
3.1
4.5
3.7
4.5
4.6
2.8
3.0
4.3
3.1
3.2
5.7
4.0
3.0
3.3
3.2
2.9
3.1
3.0
4.5
3.6
4.4
3.1
3.4
3.9
4.1
3.6
2.7
4.1
3.3
4.5
2.8
2.9
3.4
3.7
3.1
3.3
4.3
2.7
3.0
3.7
2.9
3.7
3.1
3.6
5.7
7.0

(785) 296-0901

City of Dodge City
City of Emporia
City of Garden City
City of Hutchinson
City of Kansas City
City of Lawrence
City of Leavenworth
City of Leawood
City of Lenexa
City of Manhattan
City of Olathe
City of Overland Park
City of Salina
City of Shawnee
City of Topeka
City of Wichita

Kansas Department of Labor

3.4
4.8
3.5
4.9
7.3
3.6
6.8
2.6
4.1
2.9
3.8
3.8
3.9
3.1
5.3
4.2

3.2
4.4
3.4
4.6
7.1
3.2
6.1
2.7
4.2
2.6
3.8
3.8
3.4
3.1
4.7
3.9

3.5
4.4
3.6
5.5
7.2
3.7
6.4
2.5
4.0
3.0
3.7
3.7
3.7
3.0
5.3
4.5

(785) 296-0901