April 9, 2014 10:20 AM

Area jobless rate was 6.9 percent in February

Total nonfarm employment in the metropolitan area stood at 987,600 in February 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that number was unchanged from February 2013. The Missouri side of the Kansas City area accounted for 55 percent of the area’s workforce and the Kansas side 45 percent.

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