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Labor Market Report May 2017
Preliminary estimates reported today by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent. This was unchanged from April and down from 4.1 percent in May 2016. “Unemployment remains low in Kansas with the rate staying at 3.7 percent for another month,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. Read more here.

Wayne Dirks, IT Project Manager, was recognized for Distinguished Accomplishments for his exemplary performance and providing outstanding service for the citizens of Kansas. Read more here.

2017 Labor Market Release Dates
KDOL Division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Kansas Labor Market Report each month. The report contains information about Kansas' economic condition for the month and year including jobs numbers, unemployment rates, claims data and more. 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.

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.