Economics

Wichita employment situation, August 2021

Wichita employment situation, August 2021

For the Wichita metropolitan area in August 2021, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend exhibits only small changes. (more…)
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Inflation slows in August

Inflation slows in August

In August 2021, inflation remains high, although the rate fell from July. As measured by the Consumer Price Index, inflation remained high in August, although the trend is falling. (more…)
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Wichita employment situation, July 2021

Wichita employment situation, July 2021

For the Wichita metropolitan area in July 2021, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend has fewer people working and a rising unemployment rate. (more…)
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Monthly state retail sales

Monthly state retail sales

Monthly retail sales by state and major retail sector, in an interactive visualization. The United States Census Bureau has released an experimental data product reporting monthly retail sales at the state level for major retail sectors. I've gathered the data and created an interactive visualization. (more…)
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Kansas Employment Situation, July 2021

Kansas Employment Situation, July 2021

In Kansas for July 2021, the labor force rose, the number of people working rose, and the unemployment rate rose, all compared to the previous month. Data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows a mostly improving employment picture in Kansas for July 2021 when compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate rose slightly, but the number of jobs rose more than in April or May. (more…)
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Wichita employment situation, June 2021

Wichita employment situation, June 2021

For the Wichita metropolitan area in June 2021, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. The recent trend is showing smaller changes. (more…)
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Migration trends in Kansas

Migration trends in Kansas

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Kansas continues to have low rates of domestic migration, with more people moving from Kansas than moving to the state. (more…)
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