Steady Unemployment Rate and Job Growth Surge in Kansas: March 2024 Labor Report Highlights

By Trish Svoboda

Initial approximations released by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.7% in March. This remains steady from February and matches the rate recorded in March 2023.

The seasonally adjusted job figures for Kansas reveal a total nonfarm payroll employment rise of 6,400 from February. This total includes both private-sector and government employers. Specifically, private sector positions surged by 5,500 during the month, while government jobs saw an increase of 900.

Since March 2023, Kansas has witnessed a surge in seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment, totaling an increase of 21,800 jobs. This growth is attributed to a rise of 16,400 private sector positions and an increase of 5,400 government jobs.

The April 2024 Labor Report will be released on Friday, May 17.

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