The employment-population ratio is a measure of labor market strength. It is calculated by dividing the total number of employed workers in a geographic area by the total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 16 and over, in that same area. A new CEDBR report uses this methodology to compare ratios for counties that house cities comparable to Wichita, from 2000 through 2012.
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Peter Bassi, retired president and chairman of Yum Restaurants International, will speak at the James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series on Nov. 7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas in Wichita. Tickets are $50 per person, or $450 for tables of 10. Seating is limited; please register by October 30.
This event is sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. For more information contact Joan Adkisson: 316-978-6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aviation manufacturing represents 18 percent of total manufacturing employment in Kansas. The Center for Economic Development and Business Research has released a report that provides an overview and analysis of the Kansas aviation manufacturing sector. The report discusses wages, employment, trends, occupations, productivity, research and development, as well as exports and imports.
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Center for Economic Development and Business Research
2nd Floor, Devlin Hall
Wichita, KS 67260-0121
Phone: (316) 978-3225
FAX: (316) 978-3950
Kansas Metropolitan Area Patenting Activity
Although the current level of patenting activity in Kansas is below the national average, the growth in patenting activity of 6.3 percent in Kansas between 1980 and 2012 was above the average annualized rate among the states of 5.3 percent.
2013 Data Book, State Trends in Child Well-being, Kids Count, The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Health Care's Unrivaled Job Gains and Where it Matters Most, Joshua Wright, Economic Modeling Specialists International, a CareerBuilder Company, Oct. 7, 2013.
Locally Owned: Do Local Business Ownership and Size Matter for Local Economic Well-being? Anil Rupasingha, Community and Economic Development Discussion Paper, No. 01-13, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, August 2013.
Downtown Rebirth, Documenting the Live-work Dynamic in 21st Century U.S. Cities, Paul R. Levy and Lauren M. Gilchrist, Prepared for the International Downtown Association by the Philadelphia Center City District.
Mortgage Market Conditions and Borrower Outcomes: Evidence from the 2012 HMDA Data and Matched HMDA-Credit Record Data, Neil Bhutta and Glenn B. Canner, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Moving Off the Road, A State-by-State Analysis of the National Decline in Driving, Phineas Baxandall, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, August 2013.
Multifactor productivity trends for detailed industries, 2011, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sept. 25, 2013.