Job growth is continuing in the state of Kansas, according to the latest numbers released by the Kansas Department of Labor on Friday.
According to the state’s October 2018 Labor Market Report, seasonally-adjusted private sector jobs increased by 1,700 from September to October. They grew by 17,100 since October 2017.
Seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs increased by 400 from September to October. They grew by 19,500 since October 2017.
The specific industry that saw some of the biggest growth from September to October 2018 was the leisure and hospitality industry. Jobs in those field increased by 1,300 in October 2018. The trade, transportation and utilities industry matched that growth with 1,300 new jobs in that field as well.
The industry that saw the biggest decrease in jobs in October 2018 was government employment. Government jobs in the state decreased by 1,300 jobs during that period.
The unemployment rate in the state is currently at 3 point 3 percent — which stayed the same from September to October 2018. Since October 2017, unemployment is down Point Two percent in Kansas.