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Kansas unemployment numbers don't show the full picture


April 12, 2020

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — When Denise Romero was laid off four weeks ago from her job as a waitress at a family-owned restaurant in Wichita, she had little choice but to scramble to find some other way to put food on the table amid the coronavirus outbreak that's putting record numbers of Kansans out of work.

Even though Romero had worked at the restaurant for a year and a half, the 28-year-old single mother does not qualify for unemployment insurance because she came to the United States from Mexico as a tourist and does not have a work visa. Her father is an American citizen and she has...

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