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Unemployment down in area NE KS counties

(KNZA)--Unemployment was down in area northeast Kansas counties in September.

That's according to figures released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor.

Atchison County had the highest unemployment rate among area counties at 4.1 percent, while Marshall and Nemaha Counties tied with the lowest rate at 2.1 percent.

Elsewhere, Brown County's jobless rate was 3.1 percent; Doniphan County, 2.5 percent; Jackson, 3 percent; Jefferson, 3.2 percent; Leavenworth, 3.6 percent; and Pottawatomie, 3 percent.

All the figures were down from August and from September 2020.

Statewide, the September unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent. That's up from 3.8 percent in August but down from 6.1 percent in September 2020.

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