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Wichita area unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in November

The Wichita-area unemployment rate was largely unchanged in November, moving to 7.9 percent from a revised 7.8 percent in October, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.

The number of people working fell by about 100 in November, while the number of people not employed and seeking work rose by about 400, to 25,900.

The Wichita rate remains well above the 6.2 percent of the Kansas City area's Kansas counties, 6.2 percent; Topeka, 6.0 percent; Lawrence, 4.9 percent; and Manhattan, 3.9 percent.

Overall the state had a rate of 6.2 percent.

But Wichita remains far better than most of the nation, which had a rate of 10 percent in November.

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