November unemployment numbers were released this (Friday) morning, with the Manhattan metro area having a four percent rate, compared to 4.7 the month and year before. The Manhattan metro area includes Riley, Pottawatomie, and Geary Counties.
The city of Manhattan has a 3.3 percent rate, also well below the 3.8 percent in October and four percent in November of 2012.
Unemployment rates for area counties include 3.5 percent in Riley County, four percent in Pottawatomie county, 5.5 percent in Geary, and 3.4 percent for Clay.
The Manhattan metro area had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, although the Lawrence/Douglas County metro area had a 3.8 percent rate, compared to Manhattan’s four percent.
However only one other city had a lower unemployment rate than the city of Manhattan’s 3.3 percent, and that was the city of Leawood with a 2.9 percent rate.