Wichita makes Kansas look bad
A recent media report indicated jobs have been coming back to Kansas since the Great Recession started in 2008 … but a good many of those jobs have been in rural areas, driven in part by more oil drilling. In the Sunflower State’s cities, a different story.
The state is up 7,000 jobs from May of 2008 … if you don’t count Wichita. In fact, the Air Capitol is one of the hardest-hit metro areas in the country … still down 16,000 jobs from five years ago. Not much of a comeback here!
Figure in Wichita’s job loss and the state is down 9,000 jobs from May of 2008.
Of course, the job picture has confounded the Wichita economy.
People without work don’t spend as much money or pay as much in taxes. They also strain government and private services. Government budgets are severely challenged.
There’s not much we can do about it. The wait for recovery continues…
Our thought for today is from Cato the Elder:
“Patience is the greatest of all virtues.”
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