Unemployment Holds Steady For March In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Unemployment held steady in Kansas during March staying at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.9% in March, the same as in February.

Labor officials say Kansas added 2,200 private sector jobs in March and more than 17,000 in the past 12 months.

Labor Secretary Lana Gordon says the state has gained more than 50,000 private-sector jobs since January 2011.

The agency also says first-time benefit claims fell in March to over 9,000.