After a very slow labor market recovery following the 2001 recession, the Kansas job market bounced back in 2006 and continued to exhibit accelerating growth in 2007. The state is on track to add 26,500 jobs by year-end for an increase of 2 percent. As growth in the national labor market slows, Kansas employment growth is expected to moderate slightly in 2008 increasing 1.6 percent, adding 21,900 jobs. Across the board, signs are pointing toward 2008 as another good year for the Kansas economy.
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