Direct deposit of unemployment insurance benefits filed from June 26, 2019 to June 30, 2019 will be delayed due to scheduled system maintenance. Claims filed during that time frame will not be deposited into accounts until July 3, 2019.
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in April. This was unchanged from March and up from 3.4 percent in April 2018.
“Kansas job growth bounced back in April after a slow start in 2019,” said Secretary Delía García. “This was positive news along with strong growth in hourly earnings over the last 12 months.” Read more here.
KDOL Acting Secretary, Delía García, has selected Jeffrey E. King to serve as Workers Compensation Division Director for the agency. The appointment is effective May 1, 2019. Acting Secretary García believes King’s nearly 30 years of experience handling Workers Compensation cases will be a definite asset to the KDOL Leadership team. Read more here.
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