March jobless rate up for Kansas, flat for Wichita area

Steve McIntosh
April 19, 2019 - 10:03 am
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Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in March. This was up from 3.4 percent in February and up from 3.4 percent in March 2018. Kansas gained 5,900 jobs, when compared to March of last year. The industries gaining the most jobs were Manufacturing and Education and Health Services. Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs decreased by 2,500 from February. The Wichita area jobless rate was 3.9 percent in March ... the same as in February. The Wichita area includes Sedgwick, Sumner, Harvey, Butler, and Kingman counties.
 

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