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Kansas loses 5,300 private-sector jobs in May

The Kansas Department of Labor said the state continued to lose jobs in May as the size of the labor force continued to shrink. The state's unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

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Kansas sees job growth in March; unemployment drops to 3.8 percent

The Kansas economy added more jobs than expected in March, lowering the state's unemployment rate to 3.8 percent. Most of the new jobs were in the retail trade industry. The manufacturing sector continued to lose jobs.

Kansas reports job growth in February

The Kansas Department of Labor said the state gained 5,500 private-sector jobs in February and that the unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent.

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Revised jobs report shows Kansas lost 2,300 private-sector jobs in 2016

The Kansas Department of Labor issued revised numbers for January showing the state lost 2,300 private-sector jobs compared with a year earlier and 2,400 total nonfarm jobs over the year. The revisions are the result of an annual adjustment known as "benchmarking" conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Kansas lost 9,300 jobs in 2016, Labor Department says

December was another month of job losses for the state of Kansas, particularly in the private sector, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Friday.

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Bankruptcy filings in Kansas and U.S. nearing 10-year low

Kansas is on track to have fewer personal bankruptcy filings in 2016 than at any time since before the Great Recession. Officials say it's the result of an improved economy, the end of the housing market collapse and consumers paying down household debt.

Kansas reports thousands of job losses in November

Kansas lost 3,200 private sector jobs in November, the Kansas Department of Labor said Friday. It was the fourth negative jobs report in the last six months, bringing the state’s total private-sector job losses over the last year to 4,500.

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Economists say population changes threaten to make Kansas budget problems worse in future

Two Kansas economists said Thursday that the state's changing demographics will present serious challenges to state government over then next 50 years, especially under the state's current tax system. Jeremy Hill of Wichita State University and Chris Courtwright, an economist with the Kansas Legislature's nonpartisan Research Department, were featured speakers at the Kansas Economic Policy Conference, an annual event sponsored by the University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research.

Kansas jobless rate jumps to 4.1 percent in July

The jobless rate rose three-tenths of a percent in July as the state shed 2,600 jobs during a time when the economy normally adds employment. The biggest job losses were in service-sector areas such as trade, transportation and utilities, and professional business services.

More parties intervene in KCPL-Westar merger case

Kansas utility regulators authorized four more entities to intervene in Kansas City Power and Light's proposed $12.2 billion acquisition of Topeka-based Westar Energy.

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