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Kansas employment remained flat in January

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The state's nonfarm employment increased by 9,200 overall with job gains led by durable goods manufacturing, up 2,100 and wholesale trade, up 3,200. Whereas, in quarterly terms, total employment increased with 0.9 % compared to the third quarter of 2017. With the exception of one month when it was equal to the nation's rate in October 2014, Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the USA rate for more than four years.

With growth in jobs tied to food services, accommodations, construction and professional services, Florida posted a 3.9 percent unemployment rate for the first month of 2018, representing 397,000 Floridians qualifying as unemployed from a workforce of 10.15 million.

The state and federal unemployment figures diverged in October, when North Carolina's rate rose to 4.5 percent and the national level fell to 4.1 percent. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the labour force participation rate for the population aged from 15 to 64 is 67.4 %.

The Topeka area's jobless rate grew six-tenths of a point, to 3.7 percent while Wichita's jobless rate grew by three-tenths of a point to 3.9 percent.

The data were provided by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). The county added 8,000 jobs, an increase of 1.3 percent over the year.

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The largest decline was in professional and business services, which lost 2,300 jobs.

The state's jobless rate has remained at 4.1 percent since November.

The total number of working Iowans decreased to 1,625,300 in January - 300 lower than in December and 800 lower than a year ago.

The Nebraska Labor Department says the preliminary January unemployment rate matched the 2.9 percent of December.

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