The state has actually lost jobs over the last six months, according to the recently released May total nonfarm employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 45 other states have done better, sometimes far better, than Kansas has in creating new jobs in the last half year. Kansas fell behind Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri in the percentage of job growth. It was ahead only of Arkansas over that roughly three-and-a-half-year stretch.
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