Kansas unemployment remained at 3.5% in April; jobs grew

May 18, 2019 - 7:43 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in April and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year.

The state Department of Labor is reporting that the seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was slightly higher than the 3.4% rate in April 2018. The state's unemployment rate has remained below 4% for more than two years.

The department also says that the number of private-sector, nonfarm jobs was 10,500 higher than it was in April 2018, exceeding 1.16 million. The growth was 0.9%.

Construction experienced the biggest gain, 3.6%.

The state also added 5,600 private-sector nonfarm jobs from March to April, for growth of 0.5%.

Only 10 of the state's 105 counties had unemployment rates above 4 percent in April.

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