Kansas saw a bump in job growth last month.
The Kansas Department of Labor says the state gained 2,000 private sector jobs from March to April. Compared to April of last year, Kansas had nearly 18,000 more jobs in the private sector.
Emilie Doerksen, with the Department of Labor, says there have been jumps in job categories such as business services, transportation and warehousing.
“This is actually the first month that we’ve had significant over-the-year gains in the private sector in over a year,” Doerksen says.
Doerksen says the state is largely following national trends when it comes to job growth and unemployment, which was 3.4 percent in Kansas last month.
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