Wichita's unemployment ticked down in December, a sign that its economy ended 2017 on a high note. According to Kansas Department of Labor numbers released Friday, the unemployment rate for the Wichita metropolitan statistical area fell to 3.4 percent last month. The number signifies a drop from 3.7 percent in November and from 4.4 percent in December 2016. Statewide, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for December was 3.4 percent, down slightly from 3.5 percent in November.
The Realtors of South Central Kansas has announced its new board of directors for 2018, according to a news release. Todd Woodburn of Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate will serve as president, replacing Jerry Vadnais of J.P. Weigand & Sons, while Cleve Smith of ERA Great American Realty awaits his turn as the board's president-elect. "We have a positive outlook and we're looking at a great year ahead," Woodburn said in a phone interview.
The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index showed Kansas rising to a score of 62, a regional high, in December. That's up from a mark of 58 for November. In October, the state's score was 63.4. Kansas's score for new orders in December rose to 72.4 (from 70.1) while the production and sales category actually dipped to 63.9 from a score of 65.9 in November. An index of 50 or more generally indicates an expanding economy for the next three to six months.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".