Kansas Unemployment Falls To Nearly 5%

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- New numbers from the Kansas Dept. of Labor show unemployment in the Sunflower State has ticked down again. The seasonally-adjusted rate dropped from 5.7% to 5.6%.

“The October labor report has positive news for Kansas,” said Lana Gordon, Kansas Secretary of Labor. “The state gained private sector jobs over-the-month and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent.”

While the unemployment rate is down from last month, it is unchanged from this time last year.

The state Labor Department says the private sector added over 18,000 seasonally adjusted jobs since October 2012.

Nearly 5,000 government jobs were added, with the largest increases coming at the local level. In all, six of 11 major industries posted gains.

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