Latest Updates:

September Labor Market Report
The state’s September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent. This was up from 4.3 percent in August and up from 4.0 percent in September 2015.
    “In September there was an uptick in the unemployment rate for both Kansas and the U.S,” said Emilie Doerksen, Labor Economist, Kansas Department of Labor. “In Kansas this was mainly due to an increase in the number of unemployed along with a slight decrease in the number of employed.” Read more here.

KDOL Honors Employee, Lana Nicol, as August Employee of the Month
 Lana Nicol, Public Service Admin. II, in Conributions was awarded the Distinguished Accomplishments for her exemplary performance and providing outstanding service for employers of Kansas. Read more here.

$80,000 Civil Penalty Collected for Work Comp Fraud
KDOL received settlement in the case of KDOL versus Labor Pros, LLC., Elite Employment Group, Inc. and Gregory D. Van Etten, after 10 months of investigation. Read more here.

2016 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey Now Available Online
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2016 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey, is now available online. This publication provides job vacancy estimates by industry and occupation for the state of Kansas and each of the five Local Areas. Read more here.

Kansas Implementing Automated Victim Notification System
An automated system designed to notify crime victims when an offender has a change in custody status is being implemented in counties across the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today with the Kansas Department of Labor and Kansas Sheriffs Association. Read more here.

Healthcare Occupations Remain the Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas
KDOL 2016 Kansas Wage Survey, is now available online. This publication provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. In addition to statewide and metropolitan area numbers, the new publication provides estimates for 12 sub-state areas (Local Areas and Projection Regions), which are based on Kansas' labor market areas, along with all 105 counties. 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. 

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.