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News and Alerts

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Labor Report August 2021

September 17
# labor market report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in August. This was unchanged from 3.8 percent in July and a decrease from 6.2 percent in August 2020.

Labor Updates - Sept. 13, 2021

September 15
# labor updates

Week of September 13, 2021

Labor Updates - September 6, 2021

September 09
# labor updates

Week of September 6, 2021

Labor Updates - August 30, 2021

September 01
# labor updates

Week of August 30, 2021

Labor Updates - August 23, 2021

August 25
# labor updates

Week of August 23, 2021

Labor Report July 2021

August 20
# labor market data

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in July. This was an increase from 3.7 percent in June and a decrease from 6.6 percent in July 2020.

All Federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs Will Expire in September

August 19
# pandemic unemployment assistance (pua) # pandemic emergency unemployment compensation (peuc) # federal pandemic unemployment compensation (fpuc) # unemployment benefits

All COVID-19 related federal unemployment programs, as originally authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, and extended through the Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act (Continued Assistance Act) of 2020 and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, will expire on Sept. 4, 2021, as required by federal law.

Labor Updates - August 16, 2021

August 18
# labor updates

Labor Updates - August 9, 2021

August 11
# labor updates

Week of August 9, 2021

Labor Updates - August 2, 2021

August 06
# labor updates

Week of August 2 - 6, 2021

Labor Updates - July 26, 2021

July 29
# labor updates

Week of July 26, 2021

Labor Updates - July 19, 2021

July 21
# labor updates

Week of July 19, 2021

Labor Report June 2021

July 16
# labor market data # labor market report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in June. This was an increase from 3.5 percent in May and a decrease from 7.0 percent in June 2020.

Labor Updates - July 12, 2021

July 15
# labor updates

Week of July 12, 2021

Labor Updates - July 5, 2021

July 08
# labor updates

Week of July 5, 2021

Labor Updates - June 28

July 01
# labor updates

Week of June 28, 2021

Labor Updates - June 21, 2021

June 23
# labor updates

Week of June 21, 2021

Labor Report May 2021

June 18
# labor market report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in May. This was unchanged from 3.5 percent in April and a decrease from 9.0 percent in May 2020.

Kansas Amusement Ride Permit Program Reminder

June 17
# amusement ride act # industrial safety and health services

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Industrial Safety and Health Division wants to make sure that Kansans safely enjoy their favorite amusement rides at county fairs and festivals across the state.

Labor Updates - June 14, 2021

June 16
# labor updates

Week of June 14, 2021

Secretary Shultz Selects Monica Vargas Huertas for Appointment to the Workers Compensation and Employment Security Review Boards Nominating Committee

June 14
# workers compensation # employment security board

Secretary Amber Shultz today selected Monica Vargas Huertas to be her nominee for appointment by the Governor to the Workers Compensation and Employment Security Review Boards Nominating Committee. Huertas will be the newest member of this seven-person committee. The governor’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2021.

Labor Updates - June 7, 2021

June 09
# labor updates

Week of June 7, 2021

Labor Updates - May 31, 2021

June 04
# labor updates

Week of May 31, 2021 - June 4, 2021

KDOL Frequently Asked Questions

June 04
# unemployment programs # frequently asked questions

Week of May 31, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Labor Updates - May 24, 2021

May 26
# labor updates

Week of May 24 - 28, 2021

Important Notice About Unemployment Benefit Payments - New debit cards to be issued on July 20, 2021

May 25
# unemployment benefits

Kansas claimants who are currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits from the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) on the Bank of America MasterCard will receive a new debit card due to a change in service providers.

Labor Report April 2021

May 21
# labor market data # labor market report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in April. This was a decrease from 3.7 percent in March and a decrease from 12.6 percent in April 2020.

Labor Updates - May 17, 2021

May 20
# labor updates

Week of May 16 - 22, 2021

KDOL and the Kansas Treasurer Work to Return Unclaimed Property to Unemployed Workers

May 20
# unclaimed property

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers have teamed up to help return Unclaimed Property to Kansans who have applied for unemployment benefits.

KDOL Announces Update to PUA Backlog Numbers

May 14
# unemployment programs # pandemic unemployment assistance (pua)

Today, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced changes in its reporting of the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimant backlog.

Labor Updates - May 8, 2021

May 12
# labor updates

Week of May 2 - 8, 2021

KDOL Modernization Timeline.pdf

May 06
# modernization

A historical timeline of Kansas Department of Labor systems.

Labor Updates - May 1, 2021

May 05
# labor updates

Week of April 15 - May 1, 2021

Labor Updates - April 26, 2021.pdf

April 29
# labor updates

A weekly review of updates at the Kansas Department of Labor for the week ending April 26, 2021.

Labor Updates - April 19, 2021

April 22
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.3 million weekly claims totaling over $2.9 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Updates - April 12, 2021

April 16
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.3 million weekly claims totaling over $2.9 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Report March 2021

April 16
# labor market data

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in March. This was a decrease from 3.8 percent in February and an increase from 3.2 percent in March 2020.

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Next Steps for Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization

April 06
# modernization # governor kelly

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced a major step forward in the effort to modernize the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system at the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). The agency issued its request for proposal (RFP) for modernizing the over 40-year-old computer system.

Labor Updates - April 5, 2021

April 05
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.2 million weekly claims totaling over $2.8 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Kansas Senate Votes to Confirm Governor Kelly’s Labor Secretary Pick, Amber Shultz

March 31
# labor secretary

In a 40-0 vote today, the Kansas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Amber Shultz as the Kansas Secretary of Labor. Shultz will oversee the state Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, Labor Market Information Services, Labor Relations, Legal Services and Industrial Safety and Health divisions.

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