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The records: Monthly labor statistics from the Kansas Department of Labor.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about jobs and employment across the state. The reports include labor force, industry employment, hours and earnings and unemployment insurance information. The most recent report available at this time is for July.
Where you get the records: From the Labor Department's website, www.dol.ks.gov. Click on the "View monthly labor report" link under the "Labor Market Information" menu.
How much it will cost: The information is free.