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Latest Local Unemployment Rates

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.

About Dan Page

Dan Page is a young professional from the growing suburb of Derby, KS. He grew up playing just about any sport he could get his hands on. Dan knew he wanted to be in broadcasting in some form by the time he was in high school. After high school, he attended Butler Community College working with their Sports Media program and broadcast the 2008 NJCAA Football Championship in Sandy, Utah. After receiving a degree from Butler, Dan attended Kansas State University majoring in Journalism & Mass Communications. He has broadcast Kansas high school sports, junior college, and NCAA Division I athletics. Dan has won 14 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Awards for radio and television talents in the areas of News, Sports, and Production while working for KSDB and KMAN in Manhattan. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing basketball, exercising, and occasionally being a nerd.