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Fewer jobs but more Kansans employed?

Last month’s labor reports were a bit puzzling in that they showed the state had 2,600 fewer jobs than the previous month, but 12,542 more people were employed. The explanation is that employment data includes people who are self-employed and who have more than one job, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. So if you work two part-time jobs, you are counted as two people employed. Initial claims for unemployment and continuing unemployment claims were also up in November compared with October. – Phillip Brownlee