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Economic Summaries:

Economic Summaries are specialized products that combine data graphically from subjects such as unemployment, inflation, and wages into a single document for selected metropolitan areas. To view a specific area in this region, use the dropdown list below or click here.

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Consumer Price Index, Midwest Region – December 2018

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Midwest decreased for the second month in a row, down 0.4 percent in December after declining 0.6 percent in November


Consumer Price Index, West Region — December 2018

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged down 0.2 percent in December.


County Employment and Wages in Kansas – Second Quarter 2018

Employment rose in 3 of the 4 largest counties in Kansas from June 2017 to June 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.


Kansas City Area Employment – November 2018

Total nonfarm employment for the Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) stood at 1,115,800 in November 2018, up 16,600, or 1.5 percent, over the year.


Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2018

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $31.13 per hour in the South to $41.98 in the Northeast during September 2018.

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