Kansas unemployment rate lowest since 2000

Gladys Abbott
November 18, 2017

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

The nation's unemployment rate is 4.1 percent. The September estimate was revised to a gain of 10,300 jobs.

"The low unemployment rate and job gains are indicators of the ongoing strength of the economy in MA".

The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent last month, down one-tenth of a percentage point. But not all communities and regions are feeling the benefits of this economy equally.

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The Kansas Department of Labor says over 3,300 Kansans became employed last month.

Nationally, the unemployment rate in October was 4.1 percent, down slightly from 4.2 in September and 4.8 percent a year ago. More than 1,000 fewer people were unemployed locally in October compared with a year ago, while year-over-year unemployment fell by more than 6,000 statewide.

Maine's unemployment rate was lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent and the New England rate of 3.8 percent, which also both dipped slightly from the previous month. The leisure and hospitality sector has grown by almost 2,500 with other services adding slightly more than 2,000 jobs this year.

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