Manhattan Unemployment Unchanged

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Manhattan’s unemployment numbers remained the same during the last reporting period, in figures released Friday morning. The Manhattan metro area, which includes Riley, Pottawatomie, and Geary counties, had a 4.7 percent rate in December, the same as November and down from last year’s 5.1 percent.

The city of Manhattan shows a four percent rate, also unchanged not only from the month before but from last year’s December figure.

Riley county’s rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged on all counts. Pottawatomie county’s 4.5 percent was up slighlty from November’s 4.3 but lower than the 4.9 percent figure in December of 2011l.

Clay County’s 4.6 percent was up a bit, but Geary County’s 6.3 percent was a decline from the month and year before.