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Kansas and Oklahoma are two of nine states in the region recovering from job losses

Kansas and Oklahoma are two of nine states in a region that continue to recover, despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the Tulsa World, a survey of business leaders shows “growth index improvement” from 50.3 in June to 57.4 in July.  Organizers say any score above 50 is in positive territory, and though job losses have slowed, unemployment figures continue to be a cause for concern.

Other states included in the survey are Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Job losses have slowed down in the area, but continue to be reported. The employment index made an improvement from 48.5 in July from 38.9 in June, but still remains in negative territory.

Business leaders are optimistic about the next six months. The survey’s confidence index increased to a strong 68.3 in July from 65.3 in June.