June Labor Report
The June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent in May and down from 5.6 percent in June 2013. Kansas gained 15,000 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.3 percent since last year, and 18,400 nonfarm jobs, also a 1.3 percent increase. 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.
2012 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Available Online
The Kansas Department of Labor, in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its 2012 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses data through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey estimates annual counts and incident rates of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses of Kansas employers as well as case circumstances and workers characteristics for cases that involve days away from work. Read the release.
2013 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey
There were approximately 37,981 job vacancies in Kansas during the second quarter of 2013. This is a 5.5 percent increase over the 36,000 job vacancies recorded in 2012. The statewide job vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2013 was 2.8 percent, meaning for every 100 positions, 2.8 are vacant while 97.2 are filled. This is a small increase from last year when the job vacancy rate was 2.7 percent. View the entire report here.