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State unemployment drops slightly, to 5.5 percent

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 6:13 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 7:10 a.m.

The Kansas unemployment rate in April improved to a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent, a slight drop from 5.6 percent in March, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.

The state gained 11,000 private nonfarm jobs from a month and lost 800 public sector jobs.

The biggest gains were seen in the following sectors: professional and business services, manufacturing and financial activities.

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