July 21, 2024

TOPEKA — The unemployment rate fell last month. The Kansas jobless rate fell from 6.7 percent in September to 6.4 percent in October. State labor economist Tyler Tenbrink says it’s the fourth straight month that the jobless rate has fallen. Most of the industrial sectors have shown job gains over the year, but more is needed as discouraged workers resume their job searches, he said. The Franklin County unemployment rate fell from 7.6 to 7.3 percent last month. Other neighboring counties saw their jobless rates fall and here are their rates: Douglas, 5.5 in October from 5.9 percent in September; Osage, 7 from 7.1; Miami, 6.7 from 7.1; Linn, 8 from 8.6; Johnson, 6.2 from 6.3; and Coffey, 5.4 from 6.1. Anderson County saw a slight increase in unemployment in October – 7 from 6.8.
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