Employment figures improve for Kansas, Wichita area

Steve McIntosh
October 16, 2020 - 10:36 am
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Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.9 percent in September. This was a decrease from 6.9 percent in August and an increase from 3.1 percent in September 2019.

Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs decreased by 7,200 from August. Private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, decreased by 900 from the previous month, while government jobs decreased by 6,300. 

The Wichita area unemployment rate was 8 percent in September, down from10.3 percent in August. There were just under 289-thousand workers on the job in September ... in Sedgwick, Sumner, Butler, Harvey, and Kingman counties.

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