Job growth in Kansas and Wichita is expected to continue to trail the nation this year – which bodes badly for the state’s budget shortfall. Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research predicts that employment in Kansas will grow by 1.8 percent in 2015, adding nearly 25,000 jobs. Wichita is expected to add about 4,200 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase. Job growth nationally is expected to be more than 2 percent in 2015. – Phillip Brownlee
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