Kansas reports loss of 5,600 jobs in July

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Nonfarm jobs in Kansas decreased by 5,600 in July, according to a report from the Kansas Department of Labor.  

The July employment report indicates Kansas private sector jobs decreased by 4,600 with the largest decrease in professional and business services.

The state's unemployment rate climbed .3 to 4.1 percent.  The figure is unchanged from July, 2015.

Over the year, the state's labor force decreased by 7,023 persons, with a decrease of 5,917 in employment and a decrease of 1,106 in unemployment.