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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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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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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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