Today the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy reports on the rapid growth in government jobs in Kansas. This is taking place at a time when the private sector is rapidly shedding jobs.
Kansas continues to lose jobs in the private sector as the number of government employees grows. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kansas lost another 10,500 private sector jobs in April but added 800 state and local government jobs.
Over the past 12 months Kansas added 2,300 local and 100 state government jobs; during the same period the state lost 26,500 private sector jobs. BLS includes public school administrators in local government totals. Teachers are included in private sector totals.
The complete report is at Kansas loses private sector jobs as government grows, or it may be read below.
The shift of job growth from the private sector to government has been a problem in Kansas for some time. See the posts Kansas Continues to Suffer from Job Growth Deficit and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Kansas Jobs.
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