December Labor Report
The December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013. Kansas gained 12,800 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.1 percent since last year. 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.
KDOL Employee Awards Presented
The Kansas Department of Labor named two employees in its latest Employee Recognition and Award Program. Dave Welton and Kristina Wockenfuss. Read the release 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.