Archive for Monday, October 11, 2010

New labor report: More job vacancies exist in Kansas this year than last

October 11, 2010


— There are more job vacancies in Kansas this year than last year, and there are three unemployed Kansans for every vacancy, according to a survey released Monday.

“This change in the job vacancy rate is a move in the right direction and reflects the improvements we are seeing in the Kansas labor market as a whole,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor Jim Garner. “Nevertheless, we need to see continued job growth and openings for recovery in the labor market.”

The survey of employers found there was an estimated 32,091 job vacancies in Kansas during the second quarter of the 2010. During the same period there were 96,428 unemployed workers.

For the second quarter in 2009, there were nearly a quarter fewer job vacancies.

The unemployment rate for Kansas stands at 6.6 percent.

The survey also identified what types of jobs are available, which Garner said could help some choose a career path.

Among the top 10 most vacant occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree were elementary, middle and secondary school teachers and registered nurses.

The survey showed that wages consistently increased with the level of education required. Jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree paid an average minimum wage that was more than twice as high as those requiring a high school degree or GED.


TinkyWinky 3 years, 6 months ago

Eh oh Voters,

It is the exodus of illegal workers from the state. With the election of Kris Kobach as Secretary of State and Schmidt as the AG, Brownback Gov, the illegals are looking ahead and leaving before caught. Jobs!

Republican leadership working before election. Now that is progress!!


Randall Barnes 3 years, 6 months ago

they were counting their chickens before they hatched because lowes is not gonna build so that should drop the number by a couple points atleast.


oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 6 months ago

More to come. Lawrence needs to become more business unfriendly. It's a good thing. that way, if no employers come, they don't have to lay off. smart thinking. keeps the numbers down locally.


toe 3 years, 6 months ago

There is always opening on the kill floor at any meat processor.


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