Welcome to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) site. KDOL assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees. This facilitates compliance with labor laws while enabling advancement of the economic well-being of the citizens of Kansas.

      Lana Gordon, Secretary of Labor

News and Alerts

The Kansas Department of Labor offices which includes the UI Contact Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for a state holiday. The KDOL offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.

October Labor Market Report
The state's October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down from 4.4 percent in September and decreased from 4.2 percent in October 2014.

"The state's unemployment rate continues to improve, falling to 4.1 percent in October," said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. "This is the lowest rate Kansas has recorded in more than 14 years." 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..

Questions about an overpayment debt being sent for offset? Read the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) FAQs or call the Asset Recovery unit at (785) 296-3609.



This site contains certain limited statistical and financial data relating to activities of the Kansas Department of Labor, which is an agency of the State of Kansas, and has not been prepared or maintained as a source of investor information and should not be relied upon for investment purposes. Investor information regarding State bonds is available at www.emma.msrb.org.