Report: Kansas Unemployment Remains Unchanged, Jobs Down
The Kansas Department of Labor has released its February jobs report for the state.
February’s unemployment rate in Kansas came in at 4 percent, remaining unchanged from January. Numbers were slightly better than February of last year, when unemployment was at 4.3 percent. The national average is 5.5.
But despite the unemployment rate improving from last year, Kansas is losing jobs. The report shows a loss of 1,900 non-farm jobs from January to February, with construction taking the biggest hit.
The jobs numbers continue a backwards trend for Kansas, which has lost more than 5,000 non-farm jobs in the last year.
Officials with the state’s labor department call the recent report a mixed one, with employers reporting fewer people on their payrolls, but more people working across the state.
There were more than 60,000 Kansans who were unemployed last month.
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