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Kansas jobs, May 2020

After falling sharply in April, employment in Kansas rose in May 2020 as the response to the pandemic continued to affect the economy.

Wichita jobs and employment, March 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in March 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from February, with the unemployment rate unchanged. It is unclear how the pandemic has affected this data.

CBO updates projections

Based on post-pandemic conditions, the projections from the Congressional Budget Office for the immediate future are grim, but look better for the future.

Kansas jobs, March 2020

Employment fell in Kansas in March 2020 compared to the prior month, but it still higher than last March. It is unclear how the pandemic has affected this data

Kansas GDP

In 2019, the Kansas economy grew at the annual rate of 0.9 percent, down from 2.1 percent the previous year, and ranked forty-fifth among the states.

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