According to the Kansas Department of Labor the overall labor markets in April showed a pause in the seasonally adjusted job growth. However, considering positive growth recorded in building permits issued and average weekly hours of production workers in manufacturing, it seems that this may be a temporary trend.
For the month of April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 5.8 to 5.3 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number saw a slight decline from 5.6 to 5.5 percent.
The Kansas Department Of Labor processed 13,187 initial claims for unemployment benefits in April, down from 15,069 initial claims in March and down from 14,701 last year.
The May Labor Report will be released on June 20, 2013.