TOPEKA, Ks - The Kansas Department of Labor reports the state's unemployment rate at 4.9 percent in July ... up slightly from 4.8 percent in June ... but down from 5.6 percent one year ago. Just over one-point-four million Kansans held jobs last month. The jobless rate for the Wichita area was 6.5 percent in July ... up from from 5.9 percent in June. Total employment in the Wichita MSA was flat, compared to the previous month. The Wichita M-S-A includes Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Sumner counties.
I'm one of those who are in this "flat" statistic here in Wichita. BTW, I'm also an American Armed Forces Veteran of 31 years. I appreciate when people thank me for my service, but none have a decent well paying job opportunity for me to show them I can produce and bring a lot to their company. Maybe it's because people (good companies and their HR hiring folks) like being seen in public doing and saying the support our Vets at these job fairs and ads. They are real good at that. But in reality (and by my experiance thus far) if you don't know anyone to help you get in, you're toast. But again, I appreciate you thanking me.