Kansas added 5,700 non-farm jobs in June, but that was not enough to absorb the number of new workers entering the labor force. The state's unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent during a month when the national jobless rate declined. By Peter Hancock
Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.
Kansas collects $22 million less in taxes than expected this month; $32.8 million less for fiscal year
The state of Kansas collected $32.8 million less than it expected in fiscal year 2015, which means the state will begin the new fiscal year on Wednesday with even less money in the bank than it had hoped for.
Missouri and Kansas officials are close to an agreement that would end a long-running "border war" that saw both states using economic incentives to persuade businesses to move, a Kansas Cabinet secretary said.
The Kansas unemployment rate rose for the second straight month in May to a seasonally adjusted 4.4 percent. Over the last year, the Department of Labor said private-sector job growth in Kansas has been less than 1 percent, compared with a national growth rate of 2.2 percent. By Peter Hancock
Slower economic growth is likely through the end of the third quarter this year for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.
A report shows that private-sector job growth in Kansas has lagged behind other states in the region.
The Kansas unemployment rate ticked up to 4.3 percent in April as the state lost 2,900 private-sector jobs. Over the past year, private-sector job growth was only 1 percent. By Peter Hancock
A new report says employment growth in Kansas has been lagging behind the rest of the nation.
A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.