Kansas jobless rate unchanged in July

Steve McIntosh
August 17, 2018 - 9:50 am

The Kansas unemployment rate was unchanged from June to July ... at a seasonally-adjusted 3.4 percent. That's according to preliminary figures from the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 3.4 rate is down slightly from 3.6 percent in July of last year. Secretary Lana Gordon says “Kansas posted its fourteenth consecutive month of job growth in July, a trend that started in June of last year". Job growth over the last twelve months slightly exceeds the national job growth rate.”
Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 2,200 from June. The jobless rate for the five counties in the Wichita area rose from 4.1 percent in June to 4.3 percent in July ... even as the area added about a thousand jobs.

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