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

Labor Market Report September 2017
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in September. This was down from 3.9 percent in August and down from 4.3 percent in September 2016.
Read more here.

KDOL Honors Laurie Kitt for Distinguished Accomplishments
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its August Employee Recognition and Award Program, Laurie Kitt, Human Resources Specialist, Read more here

KDOL Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud
Kansas Department of Labor officials are drawing attention to unemployment fraud as a serious drain on the state's economy and spotlighting the severe consequences of the crime. Read more here.

KDOL Honors Employee for Meritorious Service
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Cara Sanchez. Sanchez is an Accounting Specialist in the KDOL Fiscal Services division and was honored for Meritorious Service. Read more here.

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.

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.