July Labor Report
The July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, down from 5.6 percent in July 2013. Kansas gained 13,500 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.2 percent since last year, and 13,800 nonfarm jobs, a 1 percent increase. 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.