Even with the slumping economy, there is some good news in the state of Kansas. Employment stats out Tuesday show Kansas businesses gained 2,100 jobs in the last year, a 0.2% increase. Government added 4,400 jobs in the last year, a 1.7% increase.
Professional and business services sector gained a thousand jobs. The natural resources and mining sector added 500 jobs in the last year. Over the year losses include decreases in
The unemployment rate in September, however, was 4.8%, up from 4.7% percent last month and 4% last year.