Kansas ended August with another rise in the statewide unemployment rate.
The Kansas Department of Labor announced Friday that the state’s unemployment rate grew to 4.3 percent in August. That’s up from a roughly 4 percent unemployment rate in July, according to the department.
“The private sector gained 600 jobs over the month, but those gains were offset by declines in government jobs on the state and local levels,” Tyler Tenbrink, senior labor economist for the Department of Labor, said in a statement.
Including seasonal adjustments, the state has lost 8,300 nonfarm jobs in the last year, according to the report. It also shows that Kansas lost 2,600 jobs from July to August.
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The nationwide unemployment rate has remained the same for the last two months, staying steady at 4.9 percent.