The unemployment rate increased slightly in June in Wyandotte County, according to figures released today by the Kansas Department of Labor.
Unemployment was 8.3 percent in June, up from 8 percent in May, according to the state figures. It is one of the highest unemployment rates of counties in Kansas. Unemployment was 8.6 percent one year ago in Wyandotte County.
For Kansas City, Kan., unemployment was 8.5 percent in June, up from 8.2 percent in May. It was 8.8 percent one year ago.
Statewide, unemployment was 5.8 percent in June, unchanged from May, according to the state Department of Labor.
The official number of unemployed persons in Wyandotte County is 5,912, according to the Department of Labor. There are 65,563 persons who are employed in Wyandotte County.