Kern County unemployment rate goes down

Kern County unemployment rate goes down

Wisconsin added 5,900 private sector jobs in September, but the state's unemployment rate continued an upward trend that started in July, according to data released by the Department of Workforce Development.

The area and state unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted because the labor department provides only that figure for metropolitan statistical areas in Kansas. Coming out of the summer tourism months, the leisure and hospitality sector last a seasonally adjusted 3,700 jobs. Seven supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs over the year. Chase County has the lowest areawide unemployment rate at 2.2 percent while Coffey County has the highest at 5.2 percent. The national rate was down 0.2 percentage points from August.

That was down from 2.5 percent in August and 2.9 percent in September 2016. The number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 18,700 over the month to 3,010,600, according to a news release from the department, and the number of people reporting themselves as employed increased 14,800 to 2,934,100.

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Jobless claims are also at lows not seen in a while.

That puts the county at 8.1 percent unemployment, down from 9.4 percent in August. Not only was it the area's lowest unemployment rate in almost two years, it tied November 2015, November 2014 and December 2007 for the lowest rate since December 2000.

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