The Kansas City, Kan., unemployment rate for February was 9.3 percent, the state Department of Labor reported recently.
The figure is down slightly from the 9.6 percent reported in January. December’s rate was 8.8 percent.
In Wyandotte County, unemployment was 9.1 percent, down from 9.3 percent in January. In December, the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in Wyandotte County.
The state reported a 5.8 percent unemployment rate for February, down slightly from the 6.2 percent rate in January.
There were more than 15,000 jobs added statewide in February, according to the state Department of Labor.
“In February, the private sector gained another 2,000 seasonally adjusted jobs statewide,” said Tyler Tenbrink, senior labor economist. “This marks the fourth consecutive month of healthy job growth in Kansas and contributes to a combined total increase of more than 12,000 private sector jobs since October.”
Gains in the private sector were spread across several industries including professional and business services and financial activities. Although adding some jobs in February, manufacturing has seen slower job growth in recent months.