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
Amusement Ride Permit Application and Owner Registration NOW available at https://www.dol.ks.gov/Safety/park.aspx . Owners are directed to follow three easy steps to complete the registration and application for permits. Fees can be easily paid online by credit card. Amusement ride report of Itinerary form, definition of an amusement ride and resources are also available on the website. The report of itineraries form has been updated, please follow the steps on the webpage, submitting the new report of itinerary for events/locations after July 1, 2017. If you have questions about the application packet call the Industrial Safety and Health Division (ISH) at (785) 296-4386.
Labor Market Report May 2017
Preliminary estimates reported today by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. This was unchanged from April and down from 4.1 percent in May 2016. “Unemployment remains low in Kansas with the rate staying at 3.7 percent for another month,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. Read more here.
NOTICE: A public hearing has been set on new temporary rules and regulations under the Kansas Amusement Ride Act at 8:30 a.m. on June 27, 2017, in room 281-N of the Kansas Statehouse.
A public hearing has been set on new permanent rules and regulations under the Kansas Amusement Ride Act at 9 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, at the Kansas Department of Labor, 401 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas, First Floor, Hearing Room 3.
2017 Labor Market Release Dates
KDOL Division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
Healthcare Occupations Remain the Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas
KDOL 2016 Kansas Wage Survey, is now available online. This publication provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. In addition to statewide and metropolitan area numbers, the new publication provides estimates for 12 sub-state areas (Local Areas and Projection Regions), which are based on Kansas' labor market areas, along with all 105 counties. Read more here.
Questions about an overpayment debt being sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Asset Recovery unit at (785) 296-3609.
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.