Unemployment Surges in Kansas, Declines in Missouri: Latest Labor Market Trends

Unemployment Surges in Kansas, Declines in Missouri: Latest Labor Market Trends

According to the reports Kansas City, Missouri is now a city. A new study shows that Missouri’s unemployment rate is going down while Kansas’s is going up.

WalletHub.com, a website about personal finance, said its newest study, States Where Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most, came out on April 4. Kansas has the ninth-worst jobless rate in the country right now.

It looked at changes in claims for several standard weeks to compare all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to see which ones had the biggest rise in unemployment. It was also thought about how many claims there were for every 100,000 people who were working.

The study showed that Arkansas had the ninth most claims that went up since the previous week. The state also had the thirty-first most claims per 100,000 workers. It was 32% more claims than the week before (March 25) and 39% more claims than the same time last year. There were 82 claims for every 100,000 people in Kansas.

The report also said that Missouri was ranked 48th for the number of new claims made over the past week and 22nd for the number of claims per 100,000 residents who were working. It was 45% less than the week before and 4.5% less than the year before for claims during the week of March 25. There were 96 claims for every 100,000 people in Missouri.

The study found that the following states had the biggest jumps in unemployment:

  • Iowa
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin

At the same time, these states have the fewest new jobless claims:

  • New Hampshire
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Louisiana

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