The Council for Community and Economic Research released its annual Cost of Living Index for 270 urban areas. Wichita’s overall Index value was 9.5 percentage points below the national average value of 100. The most expensive urban area in which to live was New York (Manhattan), N.Y., with an Index value more than twice that of the national average. The least expensive urban area was Harlingen, Texas, which was nearly 24 percent below the national average.
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From December 2018 to January 2019, the WSU Current index increased while the WSU Leading Index decreased.
The Midwest. inflation rate Increased from January 2019 to February 2019 while US PPI decreased over the same period.
The unemployment rate for Kansas, as a whole, increased from decreased from January to February 2019, Wichita, Manhattan, and Lawrence all also decreased over the same period. While Topeka stayed flat over the period.
Current Unemployment Rate
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 percent of Kansans are employed in the non profit sector. Click the image below to explore the data.
Center for Economic Development and Business Research
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