Kansas jobless rate falls to 3.6 percent while labor market remains flat

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18 November, 2017

Chase County has the lowest rate at 2 percent while Coffey County has the highest at 4.2 percent.

Seasonally adjusted job estimates indicate total Kansas nonfarm jobs decreased by 1,700 from September.

Professional and business services had shown the most growth this year, adding more than 4,000 jobs. The September estimate was revised to a gain of 10,300 jobs.

The Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday the jobless rate was 3.7 percent in October, down from September's 3.9 percent rate.

The state's jobs engine is humming along, according to John Albin, the Labor Department commissioner.

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The state Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 4,300 in October.

At the same time, the size of the state's labor force has continued to hover right around 1.4 million people for most of the past year.

Last month's rate is well below the state's October 2016 rate of 6.1 percent.

Unemployment remains historically low in ME, with the rate at or below 4 percent for 25 consecutive months, officials say.


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