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Kansas jobless rate rises to 4.5 percent in June

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

June economic report echoes previous signs for Midwest

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.

Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war

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.

Kansas loses private-sector jobs as unemployment rate ticks up in May

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

May economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

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.

Kansas behind in private-sector job growth in region

A report shows that private-sector job growth in Kansas has lagged behind other states in the region.

Labor department reports weak job growth in Kansas

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

Report: Kansas employment growth lags nation

A new report says employment growth in Kansas has been lagging behind the rest of the nation.

April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.