Friday, December 19, 2014

Brownback touts growth in 2013

By The Herald Staff | 12/20/2013

TOPEKA — It’s been a good year for the Sunflower State, Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday.

“While the economy continues to recover nationwide, Kansas is seeing its lowest unemployment rate since December 2008,” he said. “Our November unemployment rate of 5.1 represents a decrease by half a percentage point from October. It is a positive sign that we are moving in the right direction, creating jobs that keep our citizens here in this great state.”

TOPEKA — It’s been a good year for the Sunflower State, Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday.

“While the economy continues to recover nationwide, Kansas is seeing its lowest unemployment rate since December 2008,” he said. “Our November unemployment rate of 5.1 represents a decrease by half a percentage point from October. It is a positive sign that we are moving in the right direction, creating jobs that keep our citizens here in this great state.”

The governor touted more than 20,000 new jobs in Kansas, and a total of 45,600 new jobs created from January 2011 through October 2013, as evidence the state is “moving in the right direction to ensure Kansas is the best place in the U.S. to live, work and raise a family.”

“Individuals and businesses are feeling confident about the Kansas economy as across-the-board tax relief leaves them with more of their money in their pockets,” Brownback said. “A reflection of that success is in the record revenue of more than $6.3 billion we have seen this year.”

Record job and revenue growth, declining unemployment and sound fiscal management ensure Kansas has the resources to make strategic investments in education and public safety that benefit all Kansans, he said.

“Kansas is leading the way. ... The future looks bright,” Brownback said.

comments powered by Disqus