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  • Kansas still below pre-pandemic job numbers despite private job growth

    Kansas still below pre-pandemic job numbers despite private job growth0

    Kansas is still 6,500 jobs below January 2020 levels despite private job growth in October 2022. While 27 other states across the country have fully recovered to their pre-pandemic job levels. Combined with a record-low labor force participation rate, Kansas still has a lot of room to improve its economy. In October, Kansas gained 8,000

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  • Fewer government workers gives Kansans room to grow

    Fewer government workers gives Kansans room to grow0

    September was another unexceptional month for Kansas’s jobs: the Sunflower State ranked in the bottom half nationwide for growth and is now in the minority of states that still haven’t fully recovered to pre-pandemic private-sector job numbers. Reducing the size of government and government workers is an opportunity to give Kansans more opportunity in the

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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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  • March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation

    March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation0

    The March Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,800 private-sector jobs and continues its post-COVID-10 stagnation. This represents a monthly job growth rate of -0.2%, which is the first month of negative growth since September 2021. At the same growth rate that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021,

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