Weekly unemployment data


During the COVID-19 pandemic and response, RWIN will report economic data to help analyze unemployment trends by state and county. Data will include weekly unemployment insurance claims as well as job posting data to identify the top employers and occupations. Data will be updated as it becomes available.

Claims by state

Unemployment insurance claims have spiked to unprecedented levels in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to March 14, the highest weekly first-time claims were 18,000 in Kansas and 27,000 in Missouri.


Percent change in weekly claims


Unemployment claims by county

Claims by sector — Kansas

Change in claims by sector — Kansas

NOTE: Claims by sector information is not available for Missouri.


Job postings


Top postings by occupation


Total postings

Retail Salesperson  3,205
Fast Food and Counter Workers 3,200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,765
Stockers and Order Fillers 2,155
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,948
Registered Nurses 1,875
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,815
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel 1,409
Customer Service Representatives 1,256
Insarance Sales Agents 1,215


Top postings by company

Employer name

Total postings

Taco Bell 2,597
Assurance Indendennt Agent 511
McDonalds 447
Honeywell 437
Aerotek 389
Great Clips 358
SelectQuote 340
Walmart 306
Casey's General Stores 293
St. Luke's Health System 283

Sources: Kansas Department of Labor – Weekly Unemployment Insurance Review, Missouri Department of Labor - Unemployment Insurance Dashboard, JobsEQ