KC Star: Kansas City area employment sinks again; unemployment in KC metro at 8.6%, up from 5.3% in May 2008


Payrolls in the Kansas City metro area fell by about 17,500 in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today.

Over the same period, the area’s unemployment rate rose from 7.8 percent to 8.6 percent.
That compares to a jobless rate of 5.3 percent in May 2008.

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