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March 18, 2014

Kansas job growth in 2013 approached Missouri’s

New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas job growth in the first year of the Brownback tax cuts, but the state still lags behind Missouri.

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New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Kansas

added 19,200 non-farm, private-sector jobs between January 2013, the first month of the state’s tax cuts, and January 2014.

That’s a growth rate of 1.4 percent.

Missouri

added 40,300 jobs over the same period. That’s a growth rate of 1.5 percent.

Missouri did not cut taxes in 2013.

The Kansas unemployment rate is 4.8 percent, down from 5.6 percent in January 2013. Missouri’s rate is 6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in January 2013.

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