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 August 2018 was 3.90%, data lags by one month.

Building Permits

For a comprehensive review of the status of residential and commercial building permits in the City of Topeka please visit the September report prepared by the Planning Department.

From the City Manager's Desk

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