The employment-population ratio has varied significantly across different areas in Kansas over the last fourteen years. Some counties have seen sharp declines, while others have been slowly growing.

Sedgwick County’s employment-population ratio had the largest drop during the 2008 recession of any population center in Kansas, and the Sedgwick County ratio has remained roughly flat since the 2008 recession.

Johnson County had the largest decline from 2000 to 2014 in its employment-population ratio, with a long-term decline of almost ten percentage points.

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