May 1, 2013 3:42 PM

Area jobless rate was 6.6 percent in March

Kansas City area employers added a net 1,800 jobs from March 2012 to March 2013, a 0.2 percent increase. The drop in joblessness from 7.1 percent a year earlier was partly due to about 8,000 workers leaving the local labor force and no longer being counted as working or looking for work.

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