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  • Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink

    Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink0

    The elephant in the room of Kansas politics got bigger last month: Kansas lost 2,100 private-sector jobs last month. The state was already still below its pre-pandemic job levels, but now, 21,000 jobs total jobs are needed before full recovery to pre-pandemic levels. At the same rate of growth that the state has seen since

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  • Kansas still 19,500 jobs below pre-pandemic levels

    Kansas still 19,500 jobs below pre-pandemic levels0

    Topeka’s NBC outlet and the Kansas City Star pointed out the inaccuracy in Governor Laura Kelly’s recent claim: “I know that during the pandemic, that every place lost jobs, but we have restored those jobs and more.” A new month of Bureau of Labor Statistics data further undermines her claim. According to July’s job numbers,

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  • Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May

    Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May0

    The May Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,200 private-sector jobs. Kansas was one of only 18 states that lost jobs this month, while the nation overall added 241,000 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers for April show that private-sector jobs were 500 more than what was estimated last month; previous

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  • November 2021 Jobs: Slow Pandemic Recovery Continues

    November 2021 Jobs: Slow Pandemic Recovery Continues0

    The November Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas gained 2,400 private-sector jobs. This is a 0.2% increase from last month’s job numbers and is the slowest rate of job growth since June of this year. At the rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the state

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