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



MARC region share of 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 Salespersons 3,066
Fast Food and Counter Workers 2,865
First-line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,829
Stockers and Order Fillers 2,123
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,881
First-line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,860
Registered Nurses 1,536
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel 1,433
Customer Service Representatives 1,188
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,092


Top postings by company

Employer name

Total postings

Taco Bell 2,063
Great Clips 566
McDonalds 483
Honeywell 451
Aerotek 412
Walmart 365
Humana 354
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools 328
Casey's General Stores 295
SelectQuote 318

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