More people are employed in Kansas now than ever before, the Kansas Department of Labor announced today. In November, 1,435,216 Kansans were employed.
“Kansas now has the largest number of people employed on record,” Lana Gordon, Kansas Secretary of Labor, said.
November data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Kansas’ unemployment rate dipped from 3.6 to 3.5 percent in November. In November 2016, Kansas’ unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. An 1,235 Kansas were added to the workforce last month.
Senior labor economist Tyler Tenbrink said that’s welcome news.
“Over the year job growth moved into positive territory after reporting declines in recent months,” labor economist Tyler Tenbrink said.
The state has added 2,900 jobs in the last year, mostly due to hiring in construction and professional and business services.