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Kansas Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly In September

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The Kansas Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in the state dropped slightly last month. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports.

The unemployment rate in Kansas was 4.4 percent in September, down from 4.6 percent in August. The labor department says the state gained more than 4,000 jobs last month.

The biggest job gains over the last year have been in construction followed by business and professional services. Manufacturing and the government sectors have lost jobs in Kansas over the last year.