Colorado Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

Oct 28, 2015
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The employment situation in Colorado continues to improve, according to recent job numbers. The Prowers Journal reports that the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point last month, to 4.0 percent.  The increase in total employment combined with the decrease in labor force caused the number of unemployed to decrease by 6,800. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged from August to September, at 5.1 percent.

The statistics are in, and the unemployment rate in Kansas is down.

Nationwide, Rural Jobs Continue to Gain Ground

Aug 12, 2015
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Job rates in the rural corners of the US continue to rebound, according to the The Daily Yonder. However, while the picture was generally rosy in the nation at large, the Panhandle of Texas and the state of Kansas still saw job losses and a rise in the unemployment rate.

Rural Job Growth Rebounds

Jun 25, 2015
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After a decline earlier this year, job growth in rural America is back on track, reports The Daily Yonder. This April saw 232,000 more jobs in rural counties than during the same period a year ago. In addition,  the unemployment rate in rural areas has fallen from 6.2 percent a year ago to 5.4 percent in that time.

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The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the state's unemployment rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point in December reports KGOU.  The rate went from 4.4 percent in November to 4.2 percent.

State officials recently said that five of the state's nine seasonally adjusted business sectors added jobs in December. 


There are three times as many men officially unemployed now as there were in 1968 reports the New York Times.

Men in their prime working age from 25 to 64 were studied.   

Percentage of unemployed males in area counties:


Kansas Chamber snubs seven Republicans in state House endorsements
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce announced candidates it's endorsing for Kansas House of Representatives in November, and some western Kansas Republicans are not included. Don Hineman of Dighton, J. Russell Jennings of Lakin, and John Doll of Garden City are among seven republicans not endorsed by the Chamber. All but one of the seven are running unopposed. In all of these races, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce opted not to endorse any candidate, according to reports by the Hutchinson News and Wichita Business Journal.

Kansas Department of Labor

The numbers are out, and once again Western Kansas has the lowest April unemployment rates in the state.   Logan and Ness counties tied for the best rate at 2.2-percent according to the Hays Daily News.


There’s work in western Kansas.  The region hasn’t seen a decline like the rest of the country said a recent article in RFD-TV Magazine