Unemployment up in area NE KS counties

(KNZA)--Unemployment was up in area northeast Kansas counties last month from September.

That's according to preliminary figures recently released by the Kansas Department of Labor.

Atchison County had the highest unemployment rate among area counties at 3.8 percent, while Nemaha County had the lowest at 2.1 percent.

Elsewhere, Brown County's unemployment rate in October was 3.3 percent; Doniphan, 3 percent; Jackson, 2.6 percent; Jefferson, 2.9 percent; Leavenworth, 3.1 percent; Marshall, 2.6 percent; and Pottawatomie County, 2.6 percent.

The figures were up from September and from October 2022.

Statewide, the seasonally adjustment unemployment rate in October was 2.9 percent. That is an increase from 2.8 percent in September and a decrease from 3 percent in October 2022.

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