Kansas jobless claims highest since pandemic started

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Kansas jobless claims are shooting up to a level not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic started, reflecting new trouble for the state as it recovers from the economic damage caused by the virus.

State Labor Department data shows that Kansans filed 69,404 initial unemployment claims for the week ending Jan. 9.

It was the highest number of claims since the state received 55,428

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