The 2016 Kansas Economic Outlook Conference recordings are now available on CEDBR's YouTube channel. Click the image below.
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The speakers' presentation slides are also available at www.eoc2016.cedbr.org.
Real gross domestic product by state and metropolitan area is a measure of the area’s production of goods and services. It represents the final market value, based on national prices, of all goods and services produced in the area in a given year.
Overall, the state of Kansas had an increase in Gross State Product between 2014 and 2015 of 0.2 percent. However, each of the metropolitan areas within the state had a different total growth rate in the production of goods and services.
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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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The Center for Economic Development and Business Research completed an economic impact study of health care and related industries in the Wichita metropolitan area. The study, prepared for and released by the Medical Society of Sedgwick County (MSSC), lists the healthcare and social assistance industry as second among the area’s top five industries.
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From July to August, the WSU Current Conditions Index increased by 0.3 percent. The Current Conditions Index increased year-to-year by 0.2 percent from July 2015 to August 2016. In addition, the Leading Index is forecasting a 0.99 percent decrease in economic activity over the next six months.
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The unemployment rate for Kansas, as a whole, decreased by 0.6 percentage points from August of 2016 to September of 2016. Wichita and Topeka saw the smallest decrease, falling by just 0.6 percentage points and 0.5 percentage points, respectively. Manhattan and Lawrence saw a bigger decrease with 0.7 percentage points each.
A slide presentation is available with additional employment and unemployment data for Kansas and its four metro areas.
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The 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 September 2016 data shows the Midwest inflation rate increased from August to September. While the urban metropolitan areas noticed a 0.40% 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 September 2015 to September 2016 for aircraft (0.8 percent), crude petroleum (3.4 percent), and natural gas (4.6 percent). During that same time period, the index decreased slaughter livestock (-19.7 percent), sorghum (-29.2 percent) and wheat (-22.6 percent).
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Center for Economic Development and Business Research
Wichita, KS 67260-0121
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We've recently launched an all-new website showcasing data all across the state of Kansas. While you can still find data at our standard website, this website will focus less on commentary and more on the data.
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The 2015 KDA Workforce Needs Assessment Survey provides the findings of the research study and analysis of the data reflecting the current and future demand for workers in Kansas’ agribusiness sector.
Tracking the gig economy: New numbers, Brookings, October 2016
Density and Class in Early Manhattan, CityLab, October 2016
Labor market risks of a magnitude-6.8 Hayward Fault earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area: an update, Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2016
Retail Industry Sees Solid Employment Gains In September, National Retail Federation, October 2016
Feel the force flow, The Economist, October 2016
Employment Forecasts, 2017 - Wichita
Employment Forecasts, 2017 - Kansas
Kansas Gap Analysis: Gas Stations
Kansas Population Forecast: Rural Population
Inflation and Prices
Kansas Gap Analysis: Grocery Stores
Kansas Population Forecast: Working Age Population
Kansas Industry News: Manufacturing
Kansas Industry News: Construction
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