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Kansas unemployment rate remains about the same

April 19, 2011

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— The Kansas unemployment rate remained steady in March.

The 7.1 percent jobless rate was down from 7.2 percent in February and 7.5 percent in March 2010.

But the seasonally adjusted rate for March was unchanged at 6.8 percent — the same as February although down from 7.2 percent in March 2010.

“The March Labor Report suggests that Kansas may be about to turn the corner in jobs created or retained. However, our optimism must be curbed with caution until we see a greater pace of private sector job growth,” said Kansas Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee.

There were 18,480 initial claims for unemployment benefits in March, up from 16,331 initial claims in February and down from 20,981 in March 2010. There were 222,071 continued claims in March, down from 234,356 in February and down from 372,977 in March 2010.

The unemployment rate for Douglas County was 6.3 percent in March, down from 6.5 percent in February. The March 2010 unemployment rate in Douglas County was also 6.3 percent.

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Jan Rolls 3 years, 9 months ago

Way to go sam "you're doing a heck of a job."

mloburgio 3 years, 9 months ago

CHART: Top ‘U.S.’ Corporations Outsourced More Than 2.4 Million American Jobs Over The Last Decade The Wall Street Journal reports today that Corporate America certainly isn’t doing its part to help bring America out of its economic malaise. The paper surveyed employment data by some of the nation’s largest corporations — General Electric, Caterpillar, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Chevron, Cisco, Intel, Stanley Works, Merck, United Technologies, and Oracle — and found that they cut their workforces by 2.9 million people over the last decade while hiring 2.4 million people overseas. http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/19/us-corporations-outsourced-americans/

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