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Re: KC metro 2015 employment thread

Postby earthling » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:21 pm

FangKC wrote:Kansas job numbers not so hot in new BLS report

*Kansas lost 4,300 jobs last month — third-worst in the nation over that span.
*Missouri added 11,900 jobs in that same time.

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2015/08/21/kansas-job-numbers-not-so-hot-in-new-bls-report


MO side of KC metro added 15K jobs in last year. KS side of metro added only 5K.

Will post pattern when I get a chance.

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Re: KC metro 2015 employment thread

Postby earthling » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:27 pm

KC metro employment grew 2.3% from July 2014 - 2015, a little better than US avg.
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MO side of metro added 15K jobs over last year (July) about 2.6% and 37K jobs since 2010...Image

KS side of metro slowing down, adding only <5K jobs in last year (July) about 1.1% but added 39K jobs since 2010...
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For comparison, growth over last year (July)..
KC 2.3%
STL 1.9%
MSP 2.1%
Denver 3%

Source:
http://data.bls.gov/pdq/querytool.jsp?survey=sm

Biggest growth industries for KC metro lately are Construction, Financial, Health and Govt starting to make a comeback. Pro Biz Services still doing well but not increasing like earlier this year...
http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.mo_kansascity_msa.htm

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Re: KC metro 2015 employment thread

Postby FangKC » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:59 am

New, disastrous Kansas job loss exposes pure folly of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts

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On Friday, the state announced it had lost 3,000 total jobs in August. That’s on top of the 5,100 jobs lost in July.

Here’s even more dire news: The Sunflower State in the past 12 months gained a total of a puny 1,000 new jobs.

That’s the fourth worst record in the entire United States, at .1 percent employment growth for the entire last year.

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Just look at Missouri: It has gained 30,800 jobs in the last 12 months — almost 31 times more than Kansas has.

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But check this out:

Kansas in August had the 4th worst year-over-year growth rate in the country, and was 6th worst year-over-year in July, 11th worst in June and 3rd worst in May.

Point being, the woeful employment numbers in Kansas are now a horrible long-term trend.

Brownback pushed through the excessive and unfair income tax cuts in 2012, contending at the time they would help woo new jobs to Kansas. In turn, businesses would create more revenue to fill in the money that was being lost through the tax cuts.

That plan has not worked.

The Legislature this year had to pass the largest tax increase in state history just to balance the books.

Meanwhile, the state is borrowing $1 billion to shore up pensions and diverting road funds to other uses.

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http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article35684450.html


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