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Wichita jobs and employment, July 2020

For the Wichita metropolitan area in July 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, and the effects of the pandemic have been less severe for Wichita than for the nation.

Kansas GDP

In the first quarter of 2020, the Kansas economy contracted at the annual rate of 3.1 percent, compared to 2.1 percent growth in the previous quarter. While GDP fell in all states, Kansas performed relatively well, with only four states contracting less.

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.

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

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