Employment shrank by 4,300 jobs, or 0.3 percent of non-farm payrolls, in Kansas in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Meanwhile, non-farm payrolls grew by 11,900 in Missouri compared with June.
The labor bureau said Kansas had the third largest job loss among all states in July when ranked in raw numbers and was second worst in percentage loss.
Ranked by unemployment rate, though, Kansas fared well among the states. The jobless rate in Kansas in July was 4.6 percent, according to the bureau’s preliminary data. The July rate in Missouri was 5.8 percent.
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Over the past 12 months, there has been a net gain of 5,600 jobs in Kansas and a net gain of 38,400 jobs in Missouri, the bureau reported.
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