Business

July 30, 2014 10:00 AM

KC area job growth pales in comparison with many metro areas

Area employers had about 2,200 more workers on their payrolls in June 2014 than June 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The Kansas City area’s unemployment rate for June was estimated at 6.3 percent, up from 6.1 percent in May but down from 6.6 percent in June 2013.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Ax throwing club in the West Bottoms 0:39

Ax throwing club in the West Bottoms

How secrecy in Kansas is hurting its citizens 2:37

How secrecy in Kansas is hurting its citizens

Andy Reid following the Giants’ loss: “There’s a sense of urgency...or there should be” 5:08

Andy Reid following the Giants’ loss: “There’s a sense of urgency...or there should be”

Alex Smith on the 12-9 overtime loss: “You should be focused on every one of these games” 7:37

Alex Smith on the 12-9 overtime loss: “You should be focused on every one of these games”

Travis Kelce: 'Guys gotta start stepping up' 1:04

Travis Kelce: 'Guys gotta start stepping up'

Is Jolie Justus the KC mayor's pick for his replacement? 1:47

Is Jolie Justus the KC mayor's pick for his replacement?

Chiefs' safety Ron Parker: 'We just gotta get our swag back' 0:47

Chiefs' safety Ron Parker: 'We just gotta get our swag back'

National adoption day-ecstatic mother overjoyed by her son's adoption 1:19

National adoption day-ecstatic mother overjoyed by her son's adoption

This 'suicide curve' is the site of numerous violent crashes 1:33

This 'suicide curve' is the site of numerous violent crashes

Chiefs' Alex Smith after 29-19 win over the Broncos 3:00

Chiefs' Alex Smith after 29-19 win over the Broncos

  • New pizza place opens in the Northland

    A new Firenza has opened near Barry Road and Interstate 29 in the Northland, and several more area locations are planned. Firenza, 8624 N. Boardwalk Ave., serves hand-crafted, made-to-order pizzas, including a signature Joe's KC BBQ pizza made with Joe's KC BBQ brisket, pulled pork, sausage and Joe's KC BBQ sauce.