The Brownback-Kansas experiment, that is. Revised employment data for Kansas shows that employment was flat for nearly a year and a half, before crashing in mid-2017.
Figure 1: Kansas nonfarm payroll employment, January release (thick red), December release (pink), 000’s, s.a., on log scale. Light green shading denotes period in which data revised/benchmarked. Source: BLS via FRED, ALFRED.
A longer term perspective shows the extent of the deterioration. Kansas was trending faster than Missouri before Brownback’s terms.
The recovery in employment occurs only with the partial end of the tax cuts implemented in 2003.