The Kansas Department of Labor recently released the latest state statistics when it comes to unemployment.
Good news for each of the counties in the KDNS listening area. Mitchell County as the county saw a decrease of 0.4% in unemployment from 2.7% to 2.3%. That percentage is nearly one percent less than a year ago.
Jewell County dropped from 2.8% in unemployment to 2.6%, down from 3.3% in November of 2012.
Lincoln County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4% from 4%. That’s one percent less than same month in 2012.
Osborne County fell gradually to 3.6% in the unemployment rate, which bests both the month before and a year ago.
The unemployment rate in Smith County fell to 2.8% from 3.2% the month before. Their latest percentage is nearly one percent less than the same month in 2012.
Kansas as a whole dropped considerably to 4.4% unemployed.