TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) – The unemployment rate in Kansas continues to fall. On Monday, the state hit the lowest unemployment rate in recorded state history, at 2.3%, even as the jobless rate remains stable nationally.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Kansas has the sixth lowest unemployment rate in the country compared to other states.
“My administration has worked to ensure that every Kansan who wants a job can have a job,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I am proud that we have achieved the lowest unemployment rate in our state’s history at 2.3%, more than one percentage point below the national unemployment rate. We will continue to break economic records by prioritizing job creation, business investment and workforce development.
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Services Division and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.3% in May, down from 2 .4% in April and down from 3.4% this time last time. year. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in the United States as a whole has remained at 3.6% for three consecutive months, a rate significantly above Kansas estimates.
Kansas began keeping records of monthly unemployment rates in January 1976.
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