The non-adjusted employment rate for Hutchinson and Reno County increased by 3-tenths of 1% from the previous month according to figures released by the Kansas Labor Department.
The December unemployment rate for Reno County was 5.3%, compared to 5% in November. The city’s unemployment rate was 6.4%.
The figures do not adjust for seasonal work such as farm and construction jobs. The numbers show that there was 1,775 residents out of work in the county, with most, 1,318 of them in the city of Hutchinson.
After adjustments, the unemployment rate in the state of Kansas stayed the same as last month at 5.4%.