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Kansas Unemployment Rate Up For Fourth Consecutive Month

New numbers show the unemployment rate in Kansas went up for the fourth month in a row.

The Kansas Department of Labor reports the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4 percent in September. That’s up from 4 point one percent a year ago. The agency also says the state’s total labor force has decreased over the year.

Between August and September, Kansas lost 2100 private-sector jobs.

At the national level, the unemployment rate also rose slightly in September, to 5 percent.

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