Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., continued to have the highest unemployment rate in the state of Kansas during July 2014.
According to statistics released this week from the Kansas Department of Labor, the Wyandotte County unemployment rate for July was 8.8 percent, as compared to 7.8 percent in June and 9.2 percent one year ago.
The Kansas City, Kan., unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in July, compared to 7.9 percent in June and 9.4 percent one year ago.
The number of unemployed persons reported in Wyandotte County during July by the Kansas Department of Labor was 6,343.
The state of Kansas had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9 percent during July. It was down from 5.6 percent one year ago, according to state Labor Department officials.
According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the state gained 13,500 private sector jobs, seasonally adjusted, since last year, and 13,800 nonfarm jobs.
Since last month, the state gained 900 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs and 2,100 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, a slight increase over last month, according to the state Department of Labor.
“Several signs demonstrate continuing strength in the Kansas economy. We continue to see private sector job growth and low unemployment with the number of Kansans working at one of the highest levels in state history,” said Lana Gordon, Kansas secretary of labor, in a news release.