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News and Alerts
The Kansas Department of Labor, including the Contact Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday Nov. 28. UI benefit payments may be delayed. For information on unemployment claims and benefits go to www.GetKansasBenefits.gov .
October Labor Report
The October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in September and down from 5.2 percent in October 2013. Kansas gained 13,900 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.2 percent since last year, and 13,800 nonfarm jobs, a 1 percent increase. Read more here.
Kansas Workplace Fatalities Decrease in 2012
Kansas had 76 workplace fatalities in 2012 compared to 78 recorded in 2011. Fatal workplace injuries in 2012 occurred most frequently on Monday with 18 or 23. 7 percent of the 76 fatalities occurring on that day of the week. Read more here.
Flame Engineering Inc. Honored for 13 Years with No Lost Time Accidents
Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon recognized Flame Engineering Inc. of LaCrosse for reaching 13 years with no lost time accidents. Read more here.
Marchant Appointed Work Comp Administrative Law Judge
KDOL Secretary Lana Gordon appointed Wichita attorney Ali N. Marchant to a four-year term as a Workers Compensation Administrative Law Judge in Wichita, starting July 28. Read more here.
KDOL assisted federal authorities with the investigation and prosecution of a Chicago woman who has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for operating a federal income tax fraud scheme as well as one of the largest fictitious employer unemployment fraud schemes ever prosecuted nationwide. 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.