Labor Market Report September 2017
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in September. This was down from 3.9 percent in August and down from 4.3 percent in September 2016.
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KDOL Honors Laurie Kitt for Distinguished Accomplishments
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Laurie Kitt, Human Resource Specialist. Kitt was honored for Distinguished Accomplishments. Read more here
KDOL Cracks Down on Unemployment Fraud
Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 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.
KDOL Honors Employee for Meritorious Service
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Cara Sanchez. Sanchez is an Accounting Specialist in the KDOL Fiscal Services division and was honored for Meritorious Service. Read more here
Annual Workers Compensation Seminar Registration Open Online
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Workers Compensation Division is pleased to announce that the online registrations for the 43rd Annual Kansas Workers Compensation Seminar at the Overland Park Convention Center on Sept. 26 and 27 is now open. Registration can be completed online at www.dol.ks.gov/WorkComp/seminar.aspx and at the door until 1 p.m. Sept. 27. Read more here.
68th Annual Safety and Health Conference Registration Open Online
KDOL Industrial Safety and Health Division conference registration is open online for the 68th Annual Safety and Health Conference at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Topeka, on Sept. 19. Read more here.
Flame Engineering Inc. Honored for 16 Years with No Lost Time Accidents
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Industrial Safety and Health division and Secretary Lana Gordon recognized Flame Engineering Inc. of LaCrosse for reaching 16 years with no lost time accidents. Read more here.
KDOL Honors Glenn Griffeth for Meritorious Service
KDOL is proud to announce the winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program, Glenn Griffeth. Griffeth is an attorney in legal services and was honored for Meritorious Service. 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.