Unemployment Beneficiaries There was an average of 17,436 unemployed people in the Wichita metropolitan area in the third quarter of 2014, approximately 46 percent of whom collected unemployment insurance benefits. In the third quarter of 2014 there were approximately 8,027 people, age 16 and over, who collected unemployment insurance benefits. That is an increase of approximately 4 percent from the second quarter.
In the third quarter of 2014, five industries accounted for 70.9 percent of unemployment insurance beneficiaries in the Wichita area; manufacturing, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services, wholesale trade, health care and social assistance, and construction. Only two industries had quarterly increases in the number of beneficiaries of any significance; manufacturing and wholesale trade, with an increase of 709 and 507 beneficiaries, respectively.    

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