Latest Updates:

2014 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Available Online
KDOL in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), released its 2014 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses data through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey produces estimates of annual counts and incident rates for nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses of Kansas employers as well as case circumstances and worker characteristics for cases that involve days away from work. Read more here.

 December Labor Market Report
The state's December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, unchanged from November and decreased from 4.2 percent in December 2014.

"This month, nearly 9,000 people joined the labor force and found jobs," said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. "As employers continue to demand Kansas labor, the State has set another record for the most number of Kansans working and the unemployment rate matches levels from 2001." Read more here.

2016 Labor Market Report Release Dates
KDOL Labor Market Information Services in conjunction with BLS releases the Kansas Labor Market Report each month. The following dates represent the 2016 LMIS reference month and press release dates for the Kansas Labor Market Report. Read more here. 

Individuals Who Received Unemployment Benefits Will Receive 1099-G
In January of each year, IRS Form 1099-G is prepared and mailed by KDOL to each claimant who received unemployment compensation during the previous calendar year. Read more here. 

High Demand Occupations in Kansas
KDOL reports that health care, production and office and administrative support occupations top the Kansas High Demand Occupations list, with general managers, accountants, registered nurses and secondary school teachers topping the Kansas High Demand-High Wage Occupations. Read more here.

Kansas Businesses Honored for Safety Records
KDOL Industrial Safety and Health (ISH) division and Lt. Governor, Jeff Colyer, M.D., recognized three Kansas businesses for outstanding safety records during the 66th annual ISH conference in Topeka. Read more here.

Chastity Dexter Honored as KDOL Employee of the Quarter
KDOL is proud to announce the recipient of its Employee Recognition and Award Program Employee of the Quarter, Chastity Dexter. Read more here.

KDOL Honors Four Outstanding Employees
KDOL is proud to announce recipients in its Employee Recognition and Award Program.Chastity Dexter, Dennis Burk, Curtis Gregory and Mason Jackson were honored for their outstanding performance. Read more here.

Updated Website on New Hire Reporting
Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired employees in Kansas to the New Hire Directory within 20 days. KDOL has launched a new website to provide employers with detailed information about reporting new hires, including how to report online and other reporting options. Read more here.