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Kansas Unemployment Continues to Rise in December

 

TOPEKA, Kansas – Kansas’ unemployment rate continued to rise in December 2022, according to a new report.

With inflation high and 223,000 jobs created in the US in December — less than in November — personal finance website WalletHub.com reported on Tuesday, January 24, that it released an updated ranking of changes in the unemployment rate by states.

To gauge how unemployment has changed across the country, WalletHub said it compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C. based on six metrics that compare unemployment rate statistics for December 2022 to key dates in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. .

Kansas ranked 17th with a December unemployment rate of 2.9%. This is 2.9% more than in November, 5.8% more than in December 2021, 29.8% less than in December 2020 and 5.7% less than in December 2019 .

In the east, Missouri ranked 3rd with a December unemployment rate of 2.8%. This is 1.8% more than in November, 29.6% less than in December 2021, 46.2% less than in December 2020 and 16% less than in December 2019.

In the west, Colorado ranked 15th with a December unemployment rate of 3.3%. This is 5.9% less than in November, 19.8% less than in December 2021, 46.6% less than in 2020 and 30.4% more than in 2019.

In the north, Nebraska ranked 22nd overall with a December unemployment rate of 2.6%. This is 3.2% more than in November, 11.3% more than in December 2021, 5.8% less than in December 2020 and 15.3% less than in December 2019 .

Finally, south of Oklahoma ranked 31st with a December unemployment rate of 3.4%. This is 1.3% less than in November, 20.9% more than in December 2021, 33.5% less than in December 2020 and 11% more than in December 2019.

The report also indicated that Colorado had the second-largest decline in unemployment from November to December. Missouri had the third largest decline in unemployment from 2021 to 2022, while Nebraska had the fourth largest decline and Oklahoma had the smallest.

The report indicated that Nebraska also saw the smallest decline in unemployment between 2020 and 2022, while Colorado had the fourth largest decline in unemployment from 2019 to 2022.

The report found that the best changes in the unemployment rate were found in:

  • Florida
  • North Dakota
  • Missouri
  • Utah
  • North Dakota

The report found that the worst changes in unemployment were found in:

  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Illinois
  • Delaware
  • Washington

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