Unemployment numbers just released by the Kansas Department of Labor indicate a 3.1 percent rate in the Manhattan metropolitan area for February, which includes Pottawatomie and Riley Counties. However Manhattan-Junction City combined statistical numbers are 3.5 percent. Junction City by itself has a 5.6 percent unemployment rate.
Area county numbers for February include 2.9 for Riley, 3.4 for Pottawatomie, 5.5 for Geary, and 5.2 percent in Clay County.
Source: KMAN Local News