Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Headline News: Kansas Job Growth (and what Investor's Business Daily chose to 'overlook')

Total nonfarm, seasonally adjusted jobs growth from January 2014 to January 2015: 
  • Colorado up 2.9 percent 
  • Arkansas up 2.3 percent 
  • U.S. average up 2.3 percent 
  • Missouri up 1.6 percent 
  • Iowa up 1.6 percent 
  • Oklahoma up 1.5 percent 
  • Kansas up 1.3 percent 
  • Nebraska up 1.2 percent

The spin from Governor Sam Brownback's allies in the business community.

Just like Fox News:  Makin' stuff up as they go along.
Labor Department data show job growth in Kansas tied with Utah as the fastest in the nation in February.

Reality check.

What Investor's Business Daily chose to 'overlooked'.
Seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Kansas had 21,000 more residents employed in private-sector, nonfarm jobs in February than in February 2014. That’s an increase of nearly 1.9 percent, to 1.15 million. 

Utah had the nation’s best growth rate of more than 4.8 percent.   

Three neighboring states outperformed Kansas. Colorado experienced growth of 3.7 percent; Texas had 3.6 percent, and Arkansas saw 3 percent.

Other Kansas tax cut debacle posts:
About that Kansas 'live' experiment in tax cutting.  (3/11/2015)
Unable to rev up voters in November, Kansans now turn to damage control.  (2/13/2015) 
How desperate and foolish is Kansas Governor Sam Brownback?  (2/10/2015)
A Washington Times exercise in myopia.  (1/5/2015)
Dear Governor Brownback, a "real-live experiment" in red-state governance isn't going to reverse a 120-year trajectory.  (12/25/2014)
Dueling Headlines, or, Just because Sam Brownback says it, doesn't mean it's so.  (12/20/2014)
KC Healthy Kids needs to work on its timing.  (12/20/2014) 
Sam Brownback: "The sun is shining in Kansas and don't let anyone tell you different."  (12/11/2014)
Why it's probably best not to be in Kansas anymore.  (12/11/2014)
So....does this make Sam Brownback a liar?  (12/10/2014)
Scott Walker takes his tax cut cues from Sam Brownback.  (11/13/2014)
Scott Walker, Sam Brownback, and Rick Scott: The comeback copycats.  (10/25/2014)
Governors Sam Brownback and Scott Walker use the same playbook.  (9/15/2014)
You don't have to inhale deeply to catch a whiff of Wisconsin here.  (9/15/2014)
It's not a pretty picture for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.  (7/18/2014)
As Kansas becomes increasingly irrelevant, a goofy sideshow.  (2/14/2014)

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