The Kansas City metropolitan area’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in October 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated Tuesday.
That compared to a 5.5 percent jobless rate in October 2013, according to the bureau’s non-seasonally adjusted figures.
The area’s nonfarm employment stood at 1,024,200 payroll jobs in October this year, about 7,000 more than a year earlier, for a 0.7 percent increase. The growth rate paled compared to the national average of 2 percent growth over the same period.
The metro area lost jobs over the year in trade, transportation and utilities, mostly on the Kansas side.
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