Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates listed for Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and the Wichita area, measure the entire Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force or those actively seeking employment and willing to work.  The unemployment rate for May 2018 was 3.30%, as the data lags by one month. For more detailed information please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Topeka, KS.

Building Permits

For a comprehensive review of the status of residential and infomercial building permits in the City of Topeka please visit the June Report prepared by the Planning department.
In May of 2018, the Development Services division created a Permit Portal where developers can log in to check the status of the permits. For more information and to access the portal, click here.

From the City Manager's Desk

For weekly reports containing updates from across the city's departments and divisions about past activity and upcoming events, please click the read more button.