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News and Alerts

Content with KDOL Website 2021 .

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.

Labor Updates - March 29, 2021

March 29
# 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.

Labor Market Report for February 2021

March 26
# 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 3.2 percent in February. This was a decrease from 3.4 percent in January and is unchanged from 3.2 percent in February 2020.

Labor Updates - March 24, 2021

March 24
# 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.

Lost Wages Assistance Program Payment Period Deadline Extended

March 22
# lost wages assistance program (lwa)

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) payment period until Sept. 27, 2021.

KDOL Successfully Deploys American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 22
# unemployment programs # american rescue plan act

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced today updates to the unemployment insurance programs under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

Labor Updates as of March 18, 2021

March 18
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.1 million weekly claims totaling over $2.7 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Market Report for January 2021

March 12
# 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 3.5 percent in January.

Kansas Department of Labor Reviewing American Rescue Plan Act Extension

March 11
# pandemic unemployment assistance (pua) # pandemic emergency unemployment compensation (peuc) # federal pandemic unemployment compensation (fpuc)

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is currently reviewing the unemployment extension provisions contained in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). These extended provisions will provide additional unemployment compensation to unemployed Kansans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor Updates as of March 8, 2021

March 08
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.1 million weekly claims totaling over $2.7 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

KDOL Announces Server Migration, Additional Contact Center Staff and Expanded Call Center Hours

March 03
# unemployment contact center

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Department of Labor is upgrading the agency’s server capacity and adding more availability, staff and support at the contact center, which is experiencing ongoing increases in call volume from claimants who are in need of speaking with customer service agents to help with their claims.

Labor Updates as of March 1, 2021.pdf

March 01
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.1 million weekly claims totaling over $2.7 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Updates as of February 22, 2021

February 22
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.1 million weekly claims totaling over $2.7 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

KDOL Begins Paying Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Today

February 19
# unemployment programs # pandemic emergency unemployment compensation (peuc)

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) today announced that Phase 1 of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program extension has begun paying out to approximately 4,800 claimants.

Labor Updates as of February 17, 2021

February 17
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4 million weekly claims totaling over $2.7 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

KDOL Update on Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Implementation

February 12
# unemployment programs # pandemic emergency unemployment compensation (peuc)

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) today announced that the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, an unemployment extension provision contained in H.R. 133, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act) will be implemented and begin paying out no later than February 19, 2021.

KDOL Updates Information on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

February 08
# unemployment programs # pandemic unemployment assistance (pua)

As part of the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act), increased the maximum amount of benefits available under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program from 39 weeks to 50 weeks.

Kansas Department of Labor’s New Security System Blocks Over One Million Fraudulent Login

February 08
# unemployment fraud

Today, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced that the agency’s new identity verification software system has blocked over one million fraudulent login attempts and BOT attacks since it went live on Feb. 2.

KMBC 9 Questions & KDOL Answers

February 01
# broadcast interview

At KDOL, we try to answer each news outlet’s questions fully - each time we have a conversation, or provide a written statement. We know that reporters cannot include all the questions they have asked, nor include all of our answers, in any story.

Kansas Department of Labor Announces Unemployment Tax-Related Call Center, Begins to Mail IRS Form 1099-G Information to Claimants for 2020

January 28
# unemployment tax # 1099-g form

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced that the agency is opening a specialized call center beginning on Monday, Feb. 1 to handle tax-related questions arising from the annual issuance of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-G to claimants who received unemployment benefits in 2020.

Kansas Department of Labor Deploys New Security System to Fight Unemployment Insurance Fraud – Deployment of New System Will Require Server Downtime from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2

January 27
# unemployment fraud

Today, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced a partnership with LexisNexis to deploy identity verification software for unemployment insurance accounts and claims. The deployment of the new security system will be a major tool to combat identity theft.

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