State’s unemployment rate sticks at 4.9 percent for March

04/17/2014 9:45 AM

04/17/2014 9:45 AM

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Kansas in March was 4.9 percent, the same as in February and down from 5.5 percent in March 2013, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.

The number of Kansans working was up 2,500 from February, with the biggest growth coming in the construction industry.

In the Wichita metro area, the number of jobs rose in March by 1,300 from February. The sector growing the most, construction, added about 800 jobs.

Wichita Top Jobs

View All Top Jobs

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service