There was an average of 13,202 unemployed people in the Wichita metropolitan area in the second quarter of 2017, approximately 43 percent of whom collected unemployment insurance benefits. In the second quarter of 2017, there were approximately 5,685 people, age 16 and over, who collected unemployment insurance benefits. That is essentially unchanged from the first quarter of 2017.
In the second quarter of 2017, four industries accounted for 59 percent of unemployment insurance beneficiaries in the Wichita area; manufacturing, construction, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services, and health care.
Read the full Wichita unemployment insurance beneficiaries report.