Kansas unemployment rate down slightly

Steve McIntosh
August 16, 2019 - 9:31 am

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in July. This was down from 3.4 percent in June and unchanged from 3.3 percent in July 2018. Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 2,500 from June. Private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 3,700 from the previous month. Since July 2018, Kansas gained 14,200 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 14,000 private sector jobs. The Wichita area unemployment rate rose from 3.5 percent in June to 4 percent in July. The Wichiita area includes Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Sumner, and Sedgwick Counties.

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