July 30, 2013

Kansas City’s jobless rate rose in June to 6.6 percent

The unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in May. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the area’s labor force — its workers and would-be workers — grew by an estimated 11,200 people from May to June. At the same time, the area gained a net 3,600 employees on non-farm payrolls.

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