Unemployment Rate

Percentage of Working Kansans at Lowest Level in 27 Years

If it makes you feel better, baby boomers are taking the brunt of it

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Kansas' job market is no country for old baby boomers, the state labor department reports.

More than 5,000 workers, most of whom are 55 or older, left the Kansas workforce in August, the Kansas Department of Labor said in its latest monthly employment report. It the latest in a string of such statistical departures economists have noticed most of this year. Some 6,100 workers similarly dropped out of Kansas job hunts in July.