For the Wichita metropolitan area in August 2020, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is down, all by large amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend, however, is positive, although Wichita is recovering slower than the nation.
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Data released today shows the effects of the response to the pandemic in the metropolitan areas for August 2020. This is an interactive visualization.
The United States economy has grown since Donald J. Trump became president, until the pandemic. How does the growth compare with the previous administration?
The United States economy has created many jobs since Donald J. Trump became president. How does the record compare with the previous administration and others?
A group opposing any future plan to raze Century II or the former central library building has filed an appeal of the decision in their lawsuit.
Kansas officials have explanations for low tax collections, but don't mention the same contributing factor when touting high collections.
The top takeaway of the Congressional Budget Office Monthly Budget Review for August 2020 is that the deficit for the month is smaller than last August. But there are details.
Charts of Kansas school spending presented in different forms.
The effects of the response to the pandemic vary widely among the states, but federal government employment has been little affected.
The employment situation in Kansas rose continued to improve in August 2020 as the response to the pandemic continued to affect the economy.
Have you suspected that the country has become more partisan? An index supports that.
A sampling of criticism of drug price controls.
How has the pandemic affected cities in general and Wichita specifically, and what are implications for the future?
The Kansas budget is volatile, with rising spending and a large deficit.
Although there has been progress, cronyism and the swamp may be renewed in Washington.