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Kansas Unemployment Falls Slightly In March

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The Kansas Department of Labor has released its jobs report for March. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 3.9 percent, slightly lower than February’s 4 percent.

The unemployment rate for March was also lower than March of 2015, which recorded a rate of 4.3 percent. That’s a growth of nearly 23,000 jobs, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.

The report also states that 2,500 non-farm jobs were created from February to March, most of which was seen in private sector areas like trade, transportation and utilities.

When looking just at Wichita, the region has seen an improvement over last year. The labor department reports an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, lower than the 5 percent reported in March of 2015.

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