New Data Site - www.KansasEconomy.org

Kansas Population Forecast: Youth Population

The under 18 population is forecast to shift throughout the state over the next 50 years.The youth population of the state, which includes all Kansans under the age of 18, is forecast to grow much more slowly over this period, growing from 724,437 to 735,508, a 1.5 percent increase. The over 65 population is projected to grow rapidly in Kansas, and the working age population is also projected to grow faster than the youth population.

While the overall growth in the youth population is expected to be very modest, some portions of the state are projected to have a faster growing youth population than others.

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Unemployment Rates Remain Constant in Kansas

EmploymentThe unemployment rate for Kansas, as a whole, saw no change from September 2016 to October 2016. The Wichita, Topeka, and Manhattan MSAs had no change in the unemployment rate. Lawrence did see a slight decrease of 0.1 percentage points.

A slide presentation is available with additional employment and unemployment data for Kansas and its four metro areas.

View the October slide presentation.

Misery Index Rising in U.S.

Misery Index in KansasBetween the first and second quarters of 2016, the general level of misery experienced by people in the United States increased, but remains well below the 2015 level. This can be attributed to an increase in the unemployment rate, low levels of inflation and a decrease in housing prices. The level of misery in Kansas also increased between the second and third quarters and is somewhat above the 2015 level.

Within each of the metropolitan areas in Kansas, the level of misery is mixed.

The Misery Index, as calculated by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), includes the following components:

  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The House Price Index (HPI) from the Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Unemployment Rates (UR) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Read the complete third quarter report.

 

Midwest Annual Inflation Rates Rising, October 2016

InflationThe Consumer Price Index is used to calculate inflation, or the change in price of a basket of goods and services, as it impacts consumers; whereas, the Producer Price Index measures changes in selling prices, thereby expressing price changes from the perspective of the seller who produces a particular commodity.

A slide presentation updated with October 2016 data shows the Midwest inflation rate increased from September to October. While the urban metropolitan areas noticed a 0.24% increase, the non-metropolitan urban areas saw a smaller increase of 0.13%. 

The Producer Price Index data shows that prices in the United States have increased from October 2015 to October 2016 for aircraft (0.9 percent), crude petroleum (5.6 percent), and natural gas (9.0 percent). During that same time period, the index decreased slaughter livestock (-27.2 percent), sorghum (-24.0 percent) and wheat (-24.4 percent).

Access this slide presentation.

Learn more about the CPI.

Learn more about the PPI.

 

Current and Leading Indices Dip, November 2016

Current & Leading Indices From August to September, the WSU Current Conditions Index decreased by 0.5 percent. The Current Conditions Index increased year-to-year by 0.6 percent from August 2015 to September 2016. In addition, the Leading Index is forecasting a 0.54 percent decrease in economic activity over the next six months.

Read a further analysis of the monthly Index activity.

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VIDEOS: 37th Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference

The 2016 Kansas Economic Outlook Conference recordings are now available on CEDBR's YouTube channel. Click the image below. 

2016, 37th Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference Video Playlist

"Great value. Networking. Informative."

"Always a good overview of the local outlook, plus specific 'deep dives' in certain industries."
"...gives one an opportunity to base consideration and planning on facts."


The speakers' presentation slides are also available at www.eoc2016.cedbr.org

Kansas Gap Analysis: Health and Personal Care Stores

The health and personal care stores retail sector includes pharmacies, drug stores, cosmetics stores, beauty supply shops, perfume stores, optical goods stores, and health supplements stores. These stores provide needed goods to many communities throughout Kansas.CEDBR, as part of research on Kansas’ retail sector gaps, has analyzed sales in the health and personal care store retail sector throughout Kansas.

  • 55 Kansas counties had a peer sales ratio between 50 and 150 percent for the health and personal care stores sector, an indication of the relatively consistent level of health and personal care stores throughout the state.  However, 29 counties had a peer sales ratio below 50 percent, suggesting that many Kansas counties are underserved in this sector relative to their peers.

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Economic Outlook Troubling
Roberts casts his votes
Issues 2016
Demographic shifts coming
Sen. Pat Roberts to make stops in western Kansas this week
Population, total homes sold expected to increase in Saline County
Emporia economy discussed
Emporia Economic Outlook Conference looks at local, state, regional and national trends
Economists: Kansas faces grim economic future
A fall visit to the farm
Fifth Annual Pittsburg Area Economic Outlook Conference takes place on Tuesday in Pittsburg
Kansas' financial nightmare inhibits dream of service improvements
Economists say population changes threaten to make Kansas budget problems worse in future
Kansas' financial nightmare inhibits dream of service improvements
KU conference takes closer look at Kansas future
Non-farm Kansas jobs to increase, WSU report says
2017 Kansas Employment Forecast released
Report: Nonfarm Kansas jobs to increase in 2017
Report: Nonfarm Kansas jobs to increase in 2017
Report: Nonfarm Kansas jobs to increase in 2017
Forecast: Wichita continues to grow; thousands more jobs predicted
Economic Outlook experts gaze into Wichita’s 2017
Economic Forecast: Wichita Expected To Gain 2500 Jobs In 2017
Slow job growth expected for Wichita in 2017
2017 Kansas Employment Forecast Released By Wichita State
Wichita State forecasts nearly 1 percent increase statewide in non-farm jobs for 2017
Changes in tax revenue calculations mean less information
Kansas unemployment rate up since July
Spouses head back to work, boost household income in Kansas
Study: Minorities In Wichita Are Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits Than Whites
BOLD LLC seeking property tax exemption for expansion
Aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia highlighting WSU Economic Outlook Conference
Business Briefs
Wichita State's CEDBR creates economic data website
New Website Offers One-Stop Clearinghouse For Kansas Economic Data
WSU develops economic data website
Wichita State's CEDBR creates economic data website
Study compares sales in Kansas counties
Commission talks future, present business
REPORT: Commuter patterns for Kansas and metropolitan areas
In Kansas, You May Have To Commute For High Wages
Kansas economy finishes 2015 by shrinking three of four quarters
Cargill gets $10M tax breaks to stay in Kansas
City Oks new IRBs for Spirit AeroSystems
Kansas Seeing More Startups, But Little Job Growth
Wichita State study: New Kansas businesses add few workers
Tax Abatements: A Boon For The City, Or Not Worth The Cost?
Rose Hill considers tax abatement amid dire budget situation
County's future depends on the outlook today
National article questions depth of Wichita's aerospace job pool
Population here predicted to drop
In Kansas, managers' income gains nearly match farm, telecom worker losses
Brownback 'experiment' falling flat
Kansas' litany of grim realities
Kansas loses jobs in Februrary for first time since 2011, according to state survey
Mark Peterson: Kansas must change or even more will leave
Your wake-up call for the day, or maybe the year
As Bombardier cuts jobs, the rest of the Wichita aviation market could stabilize
Yael T. Abouhalkah: Think Johnson County is crowded now? Wait until it hits 1 million people
WSU study: Kansas population forecasted to transfer to metro areas
Graduate student's research helps WSU develop state population forecast
Code red for rural hospitals
School data shows drop in child homelessness
County population to increase
Report: Kansas sees five percent growth in businesses
County expected to shrink over time
Forecast: Elderly Population to Double, Outnumber Children
Kansans in 50 years will be mostly urban, mostly older
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Forecast: Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Kansas elderly population to double
(AP) Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber children, forecast predicts
(AP) Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber children, forecast predicts
(AP) Study: Kansas Elderly Population To Double, Outnumber Children
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) Study: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber kids
(AP) WSU Forecast: Elderly population to double, outnumber children
Guess where nearly a third of Kansans will live in 2064
Kansas' aging population expected to double
Kansas population forecast released by Wichita State
Kansas population forecast shows aging population
Kansas population forecast to hit 3.5 million by 2064, Wichita State study says
Slow population growth projected in Kansas over next 50 years, study finds
State population predicted to rise over 50 years
Study shows continuing population declines
Study: In 50 years Kansas population will be much older, more urban (+video)
Study: Kansas population expected to increase
Surprising numbers in latest Kansas population forecast (VIDEO)
Surprising numbers in latest Kansas population forecast (VIDEO)
Play together or pay dearly
As percentage of homeowners falls, Wichita looks to more mobile future (+video)