Report Shows Kansas Lost Thousands Of Jobs In November

Dec 17, 2016

A new report shows Kansas lost thousands of jobs between October and November.

The Kansas Department of Labor says the state lost 2800 non-farm jobs last month. From one year ago, Kansas is down a total of 4500 private sector jobs, with some of the largest losses in construction and the mining and logging industry.

The agency says employers in the retail industry added jobs in November, but at a slower rate than expected.

The overall labor force decreased by more than 21,000 people from 2015. Unemployment is also up from last year, from 4 percent to 4.3.

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