Kansas unemployment rate drops in December to 3.4 percent
January 19, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas saw its unemployment rate drop slightly in December to 3.4 percent and reach its lowest point in nearly 18 years.
The state Department of Labor reported Friday that last month's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than both the 3.5 percent reported in November and the 4.3 percent rate in December 2016. The state's unemployment rate has remained below 4 percent since March 2017.
According to department statistics, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last dropped to 3.4 percent in February 2000.
The department also said the number of people worki...