Wichita area jobless rate down in April

Steve McIntosh
May 17, 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 3.5 percent in April.

This was unchanged from March and up from 3.4 percent in April 2018. Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs increased by 6,900 from March.  Since April 2018, Kansas gained 12,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 10,500 private sector jobs. Two industries showed significant growth over the month, with professional and business services increasing by 2,900 jobs and the construction industry adding 1,600 jobs in April.

The Wichita M-S-A jobless rate fell to 3.3 percent in April ... down from 3.9 percent in March. That includes Sedgwick, Sumner, Butler, Harvey, and Kingman counties. 

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