Kansas jobless rate lowest in 40 years

Steve McIntosh
November 19, 2019 - 9:50 am

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in October. This was down from 3.2 percent in September and down from 3.3 percent in October 2018.
The unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in October is the lowest rate in 40 years.  Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs decreased by 500 from September. Since October 2018, Kansas has gained 18,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 13,600 private sector jobs.

The Wichita area jobless rate was 3.1 percent in October ... the same as September. The Wichita area includes Sedgwick, Sumner, Kingman, Harvey, and Butler counties.

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