Wichita and Kansas jobless rates down in August

Steve McIntosh
September 20, 2019 - 9:48 am

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and
the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in
August. This was down from 3.3 percent in July and down from 3.3 percent in August 2018.
Job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 7,900 from July.
Private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 4,200 from the previous month.
Since August 2018, Kansas gained 15,500 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 17,800 private
sector jobs. The Wichita area jobless rate in August was 3.7 percent ... down from an even 4 percent in July.
That includes Sedgwick, Sumer, Butler, Harvey, and Kingman counties.

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