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April 16, 2012NEBRASKA CITY, NE. |  By: Wayman

NE KS Unemployment

Unemployment across our Kansas listening area is on the uptick, but is still down from this time last year.

The state unemployment rate stands at 6.1%, but it was 6.9 a year ago. Kansas Department of Labor economist Tyler Tenbrink says despite high numbers of unemployed, it does look better than last year.

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The unemployment rate decreases for counties in northeast Kansas range from 6/10 to 3% down from the previous year.