Kansas government employed an average of 255,700 people in 2017, a decrease of 500 jobs from the 2016 average. This continues the trend of declining government employment since its last peak in 2010 with just over 262,000 jobs.
The majority of government jobs in Kansas were at the local level with approximately 179,000, just over two-thirds of total government employment. The rest of government jobs were at the federal level with 21,000, and the state level with just over 51,000. State level jobs have declined since 2010, while federal level jobs were fairly constant the past few years. Overall local government jobs remained fairly constant at around 180,000.