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Little change in Kansas jobless figures for May

June 17, 2011

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— There was little change in the Kansas unemployment picture for May.

The May jobless rate was 6.3 percent, which was the same as in April and lower than the 6.8 percent rate in May 2010. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in April and 7.1 percent in May 2010.

“Each month, the economic data indicates that our recovery is tentative but fortunately going in the right direction,” said Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee. “We are all hopeful that job growth will accelerate in the next few months.”

The unemployment rate in Douglas County was 5.7 percent in May. It was 5.5 percent in April and 6.1 percent in May 2010.

The national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.

There were 18,708 initial claims for unemployment benefits in May, up from 17,296 initial claims in April and down from 20,200 in May 2010.

There were 235,488 continued claims in May, up from 199,138 in April and down from 264,799 in May 2010.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 2 months ago

The current jobless rate is not some sort of accident. It's the result of corporatization, downsizing, globalization/neo-imperialism, technological advancements, the great Wall Street Crap Game......

And the economic measures promoted by the two major parties, particularly Republicans, mean that it's more or less permanent.

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Getaroom 3 years, 2 months ago

Well spoken jabotb! The rich get rich and the rich get richer. It is the Rebublican way.

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pace 3 years, 2 months ago

All this about jobs, bunch of whiny do nothings. If they had thought about the future they would not of been laid off. I want to hear about the wealthiest, Let's pay attention to who is important. How are the Koch Brothers doing. Have they got the benefits of their latest tax cuts, can we just send money straight to them or do we still have to filter it through Brownback. The poor suffering boys, have to spend millions to spiel their story, I hope it is tax deductible.

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