The labor force in Kansas was 1,504,191 in July 2017, up from 1,493,813 in June 2017, and up from 1,502,871 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,439,519 in July 2017, up from 1,433,874 in June 2017, and up from 1,430,231 one year ago in July 2016.