September labor numbers in Kansas remain steady

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(KAKE) -

Kansas' unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, at 3.2 percent, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

That's the preliminary estimate from the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same figure, seasonally adjusted, a year ago was 3.3 percent.

KDOL secretary Delia Garcia said Kansas job growth had a 1.5-percent gain over the past year, which she said was on part with national job growth. The state's labor force gained 3,525 people in September.

Non-farm jobs in Kansas decreased by 2,500 from August. Private-sector jobs, a subset of non-farm jobs, decreased by 900.

KDOL said the state gained 20,800 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs and 16,200 private-sector jobs since September 2018.