The unemployment rate in Kansas continues to beat the national average. In Kansas, the unemployment rate stands at 5.4 percent. That's well below the U.S. average of 7.8 percent. Tyler Tenbrink is with the Kansas Department of Labor. He says the state is expecting continued improvement in 2013.
Tenbrink says employment growth in Kansas is around 700 jobs per month. He says officials would like to see long-term job growth of around 1,400 jobs per month.
Kansas officials are expecting continued job growth in 2013. But the Kansas Department of Labor's Tyler Tenbrink says the job growth may not be as fast as they'd hoped.
A recent report estimates the state will add around 17,000 jobs per year through 2020. That’s a gain of just over 1 percent a year. The most recent labor report shows the Kansas unemployment rate at 5.4 percent, well below the national average of 7.8 percent.