A year after Tyson cut hundreds of jobs from its Emporia facility, the area is saying it could have been worse.
Last January, Tyson announced cuts that would drop the plant from 2400 to 600 or 700 hundred workers.
An Emporia Gazette review found Monday about a thousand workers remain.
In addition, Emporia schools thought they'd lose 600 to 800 students. Instead, they're down fewer than 200.
However, they are seeing more students on free and reduced priced lunches and Emporia's hospital reports more patients without health insurance.