Welcome to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) site. KDOL assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees. This facilitates compliance with labor laws while enabling advancement of the economic well-being of the citizens of Kansas.

      Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor

News and Alerts

May Labor Market Report
The state’s May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7  percent. This was down from 3.8 percent in April and from 4.2 percent in May 2015. “The Kansas unemployment rate in May was 3.7 percent,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. “Not only does this represent a steady decline in the state’s jobless rate over the past three months, but this is also the lowest rate we’ve seen in more than fifteen years."
Read more here.

KDOL Honors Employee, Arlene Miller, as April Employee of the Month
Arlene Miller was honored for Meritorious Service. The KDOL Award Program is designed to recognize individual's efforts that epitomize excellence. Read more here.

Tina DeLaRosa Employee of the Quarter
KDOL is proud to announce Tina DeLaRosa as the Employee of the Quarter. DeLaRosa has demonstrated outstanding levels of service outside the normal work hours to organizations dedicated to service, charitable, humanitarian or philanthropic causes. Read more here.

2016 Labor Market Report Release Dates
KDOL Division of Labor Market Information Services in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases the Kansas Labor Market Report each month. The report contains information about Kansas' economic condition for the month and year including jobs numbers, unemployment rates, claims data and more. Read more here for the release dates. 

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This site contains certain limited statistical and financial data relating to activities of the Kansas Department of Labor, which is an agency of the State of Kansas, and has not been prepared or maintained as a source of investor information and should not be relied upon for investment purposes. Investor information regarding State bonds is available at www.emma.msrb.org.