Not only did every neighboring state have a higher job-growth rate than Kansas during the past 12 months, so did every state in the nation except two. During the past 12 months, from May 2014 through May 2015, Kansas gained 6,500 seasonally adjusted jobs, a growth rate of less than 0.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only West Virginia (minus 2.14 percent) and Wyoming (0.07 percent) had lower job-growth rates. – Phillip Brownlee
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