unemployment beneficiaries in KansasThere was an average of 15,269 unemployed people in the Wichita metropolitan area in the second quarter of 2015, approximately 57 percent of whom collected unemployment insurance benefits. In the second quarter of 2015 there were approximately 8,637 people, age 16 and over, who collected unemployment insurance benefits. That is an increase of approximately 13 percent from the first quarter.

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In the second quarter of 2015, three industries accounted for 49.6 percent of unemployment insurance beneficiaries in the Wichita area; construction, manufacturing, and administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. Three industries, construction, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services, and transportation and warehousing had a proportionately high level of unemployment insurance, when compared to area employment. 

Across the metropolitan area the zip codes with the highest numbers of unemployment insurance beneficiaries in the second quarter were in downtown Wichita. The zip codes with the highest numbers of unemployment insurance beneficiaries are generally the zip codes with the highest number of workers. 

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