Kansas’ unemployment rate ticked down a tenth of a percent in April, according to preliminary estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in April compared with 3.8 percent in March.
It also was down from 4.1 percent in April.
But total Kansas non-farm jobs decreased by 4,800, while private sector jobs, a subset of non-farm jobs, declined by 5,000 from March.
In the past 12 months Kansas lost 2,500 seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs, and 1,500 private sector jobs.
“Preliminary estimates from the payroll survey continue to indicate stagnant job growth in the state,” said Tyler Tenbrink, KDOL’s senior labor economist, in a news release Friday. “Employers did however report scheduling more hours for existing employees compared to last April.”