July 30, 2013 11:35 AM

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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