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Kansas tax revenue, June 2021

Kansas tax revenue, June 2021

For June 2021, Kansas tax revenue was 14.8 percent greater than June 2020. Over the twelve months of the current fiscal year, revenue is 26.4 percent higher than at the same point of the previous year. There are important caveats to consider. (more…)
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Kansas tax revenue, May 2021

Kansas tax revenue, May 2021

For May 2021, Kansas tax revenue was 134.7 percent greater than May 2020. Over the eleven months of the current fiscal year, revenue is 27.7 percent higher than at the same point of the previous year. There are important caveats to consider. (more…)
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Kansas tax revenue, April 2021

Kansas tax revenue, April 2021

For April 2021, Kansas tax revenue was 69.9 percent greater than April 2020. Over the ten months of the current fiscal year, revenue is 19.5 percent higher than at the same point of the previous year. There are caveats to consider. (more…)
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Kansas since the start of the pandemic

Kansas since the start of the pandemic

How has Kansas fared since the start of the pandemic compared to other states and the nation? (These examples are taken from my interactive visualization which holds data on all states and the nation. See Employment and unemployment in the states. It is updated through March 2021.) The first chart shows levels: The number of people in the labor force, the number of employed people, and the number of unemployed people. This data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey (CPS). This survey counts the number of people in each state for each category. In particular, a person…
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Kansas jobs, March 2021

Kansas jobs, March 2021

In Kansas for March 2021, the labor force grew, the number of people working rose, and the unemployment rate fell. Data released yesterday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor, shows an improving employment picture in Kansas for March 2021. (Click charts and tables for larger versions.) Using seasonally adjusted data, from February 2021 to March 2021, nonfarm employment in Kansas rose by 12,800 jobs (0.9 percent). Over the year, the number of Kansas nonfarm jobs for March 2021 was lower by 48,900 (3.4 percent) over the same month last year. This is…
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Quarterly tax collections

Quarterly tax collections

Tax collections by state and local governments fell by about one percent during calendar year 2020 when compared to the year before. Tax collection data from the United States Census Bureau shows state and local government tax collections falling only slightly during 2020, despite the effects of the pandemic. (more…)
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Kansas tax revenue, March 2021

Kansas tax revenue, March 2021

For March 2021, Kansas tax revenue was 12.7 percent greater than March 2020. Over the nine months of the current fiscal year, revenue is 14.0 percent higher than at the same point of the previous year. (more…)
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Kansas school spending

Kansas school spending

Kansas school district spending, updated through 2020 and adjusted for inflation. What is the trend in Kansas school spending? This visualization presents several tables and illustrations of spending data. It is presented separately for each district, with a special district "State Totals - 999" being the sum of all districts. (more…)
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