This week, Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) ran aneditorial declaring that the tax cut Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and the state legislature passed in 2012 “is working.” Newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Kansas and Utah are tied for first when it comes to state job growth estimates.
Here are the highlights from the report:
- For the first two months of the year, Kansas increased its non-farm jobs by 9,500 and the private sector added 9,000 jobs for March.
- In a state-to-state comparison, Kansas placed 2nd in private-sector jobs growth in February.
- Private-sector jobs from February 2014 to February 2015 grew by 21,200 — one of the most significant increases in the country.
- Kansas surpassed all neighboring states except Colorado in private job gains over the year.