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

Laurie Kitt Honored as Employee of the Quarter
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Employee of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter. Kitt, Human Resource Specialist, was nominated as Employee of the Month in August for Meritorious Service and awarded the Employee of the Quarter in November.  Read more here

Labor Market Report October 2017
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in October. This was down from 3.8 percent in September and down from 4.3 percent in October 2016.
Read more here.

KDOL Honors Michael Kennedy for Meritorious Service
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its October Employee Recognition and Award Program, Michael Kennedy, Technology Consultant III, Information Technology. Read more here

Healthcare Occupations Remain the Highest Paying Jobs in Kansas
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2017 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. Data for all 105 counties are available. Read more here.

KDOL Honors Anika Kweli for Volunteerism
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its September Employee Recognition and Award Program, Ainka Kweli, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Referee, who was honored for Volunteerism. Read more here

KDOL Honors Laurie Kitt for Distinguished Accomplishments
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its August Employee Recognition and Award Program, Laurie Kitt, Human Resources Specialist, Read more here

KDOL Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud
Kansas Department of Labor officials are drawing attention to unemployment fraud as a serious drain on the state's economy and spotlighting the severe consequences of the crime. Read more here.

Amusement Ride Permit Application and Owner Registration NOW available at https://www.dol.ks.gov/Safety/park.aspx . Owners are directed to follow three easy steps to complete the registration and application for permits. Fees can be easily paid online by credit card. Amusement ride report of Itinerary form, definition of an amusement ride and resources are also available on the website. The report of itineraries form has been updated, please follow the steps on the webpage, submitting the new report of itinerary for events/locations after July 1, 2017. If you have questions about the application packet call the Industrial Safety and Health Division (ISH) at (785) 296-4386.

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.