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Old 05-04-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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Over the last year, KC had 3 percent job growth. That's pretty darn good. One of the highest in the Midwest, and pretty high nationally. I don't have historical numbers, but this seems pretty high for KC. I'm wondering if there is some specific reason the number jumped so much the last year. Here are links to the article in the KC star and to the list of metro areas.

Kansas City area jobless rate sank to 4.2 percent in March | The Kansas City Star

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/metro.pdf

Some other Metro areas for comparison:

Omaha .9%
St. Louis 1.2%
Des Moines 1.5%
Dallas 3.8%
Denver 2.1%
Minneapolis 2.1%
Oklahoma City .5%
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Over the last year, KC had 3 percent job growth. That's pretty darn good. One of the highest in the Midwest, and pretty high nationally. I don't have historical numbers, but this seems pretty high for KC. I'm wondering if there is some specific reason the number jumped so much the last year. Here are links to the article in the KC star and to the list of metro areas.

Kansas City area jobless rate sank to 4.2 percent in March | The Kansas City Star

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/metro.pdf

Some other Metro areas for comparison:

Omaha .9%
St. Louis 1.2%
Des Moines 1.5%
Dallas 3.8%
Denver 2.1%
Minneapolis 2.1%
Oklahoma City .5%
It should probably be clarified that these statistics are for the Kansas City Metro Area, not just for KCMO.

But yeah, good numbers!
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:28 AM
 
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It should probably be clarified that these statistics are for the Kansas City Metro Area, not just for KCMO.

But yeah, good numbers!


I think it is pretty clear that it says "Metropolitan areas", which would mean the entire metro area of KC. Not sure where anyone implied it was only for KCMO.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Unless things have drastically changed, most of the job growth in KC is on the MO side.

Broken record on jobs: Yes, Missouri still beating Kansas in KC area | The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/ed...e19411242.html

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/op...e70454187.html

http://fox4kc.com/2016/04/08/new-job...i-than-kansas/
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Yep, same story. The MO side is killing the KS side and the gap is widening.

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mountain...kansascity.htm

February 2016 to February 2017
Missouri side added 23,300 jobs
Kansas side added 2,400 jobs

February 2015 to February 2016
Missouri side added 13,900 jobs
Kansas side added 2,200 jobs
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Yep, same story. The MO side is killing the KS side and the gap is widening.

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mountain...kansascity.htm

February 2016 to February 2017
Missouri side added 23,300 jobs
Kansas side added 2,400 jobs

February 2015 to February 2016
Missouri side added 13,900 jobs
Kansas side added 2,200 jobs
And Gov. Sam Brownback continues to eat Kansas' seed corn with his misguided "job creation" strategy, which is not only bankrupting the state treasury but also damaging its fine education system.

I hope the residents of the Sunflower State figure this out by the next election.
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas
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Lenexa just lost their Amazon facility in favor of the two new ones in Gardner and KCK, but Sungevity has also layed off most of its employees in downtown KCMO after promises of creating 600 jobs for the downtown core. http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascit...lar-power.html
I for one am glad that the Great Plains-Westar merger has hit some hurdles because it would cause over 600 job losses in Kansas, especially Topeka.

Kansas will never see economic progress until Brownback is out of office at the least, but there haven't been any positive outlooks in replacing him thus far with people like Kobach hunting at running... Missouri has a horrible governor who is on borrowed time before he starts to screw things up pretty badly for the Missouri side as well. I'm sure he will lead the representatives into being just as deaf as most of ours in Kansas are to the pleas of their districts, including the the ones in JoCo who have tended to vote more backwards than their western KS and Wichita counterparts in recent decisions. If Kobach runs I have little doubt that he would win because the bigoted people who support him have come out of the woodwork to make their approval of his failed voter fraud detection campaign known since last November, and we all know how Kobach feels about releasing date for voter machines when fraudulent results are suspected . I bet he would have released it if a democratic candidate had won and he suspected faulty results...

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Old 05-08-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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I think it is pretty clear that it says "Metropolitan areas", which would mean the entire metro area of KC. Not sure where anyone implied it was only for KCMO.
The post referenced "KC" a couple of times, which might have given the wrong impression. That's all.
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