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Kansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.3 Percent in April

Updated : September 29th, 2020

Kansas businesses, mainly construction, added 16,000 jobs in April. Out of eleven industries, eight of them have shown growth and that has been very encouraging for all the investors. The construction sector added 6,100 jobs after a long gap. Professional and business services added 4,200 jobs, with most of them coming from administrative and support services.

As per the report from the  Kansas Department of labor, the Kansas unemployment rate reduced to 6.3 percent in April from 6.9 percent in March.

Edward DeSoignie, executive director of the Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City, said he expected the increase in jobs was seasonally related.

“We are seeing the weather improve and folks are putting workers back on projects,” DeSoignie told Kansas Liberty. “Hopefully we will continue to see some gradual increases as the economy improves, but it’s a little too early to declare that the recession is over.”

It has been observed that while the public sectors gain jobs, the private sectors have not seen any progress so far.

In April, there were 18,779 Kansans who filed for unemployment, a decline from the 20,981 claims filed in March. In April 2009, there were 30,097 initial claims filed for unemployment.

If you want to understand the unemployment claims in the state better, then you can refer to the unemployment benefits guide of Kansas.

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  1. I have $219.00 left on my UE and still no work due to covid-19 will i be able to get a extension on my UE and will it cover the last two weeks. I request payment tomorrow.

  2. My bf was laid off in April he got the the 600 to start with now he is only getting the unemployment and no extra when we hear ppl getting 3 checks totaling 40k that might be lies but still that is bullshit.

  3. I Sharon Bland or Sharon Scott or Sharon Ann Mccraw
    Use my phone to claim two of my boyfriends and my own benefits. Is that ok ?

  4. I’m getting pua on employment and it was supposed to be backdated to May 27th when I wasn’t ableable to start my new job and somehow it’s August 24th they said it would be backdated been sending messages and pua people keep saying they have emailed you guys too but nobody gets back to me who do I need to contact about this thank you

  5. I check my checking account balance every week but I cannot tell if I am getting my 300.00 extra unemployment. Also. How can I tell if I got my back time unemployment .

    1. Thelma,

      I did not understand what you meant. Please reach out to the Unemployment Office for precise answers to all your questions.

  6. I have exhausted my UI and all extensions. Not eligible for Fed Ed. Does EDD open a PUA claim for me. Or do I have to aoole for it. Its been past 30 days since receiving my Fed Ed denial letter.

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