WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) With the continued economic impact of COVID-19, a new jobs forecast shows a long recovery ahead in Kansas. With a significant drop in unemployment over the past two months, the report says the state will recover a little more than one half of those jobs by year’s end.

The forecast says restaurants and other service-industry jobs are likely to rebound soon, but the process could be bumpy.

“There was a natural disaster. Our economy was strong before, so that quick loss could quickly come back if we had all that security and knowledge right back,” says Jeremy Hill, director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University.

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