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 KDOL Contact Center is experiencing technical issues. KDOL is aware of the situation and is working to resolve these issues. Claimants are encouraged to file weekly and initial claims at www.getkansasbenefits.gov. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

March Labor Market Report
The state’s March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. This was down from 4.0 percent in February and from 4.3 percent in March 2015. “The Kansas unemployment picture remains positive,” said Kansas Secretary of Labor, Lana Gordon. “This month, the rate dropped to 3.9 percent, and there are 22,774 more Kansans working compared to last year." Read more here.

Kansas Quarterly Wage reports due May 2, 2016
Kansas Quarterly Wage reports are normally due at the end of the month following the end of the quarter. The normal due date for the first quarter 2016 report would be April 30, 2016. Since the date will fall on a Saturday the due date will change to the next business day of Monday, May 2, 2016. The taxable wage base for 2016 has increased to $14,000. Employers can file online by going to the following location: http://ts.dol.ks.gov/KansasEmployer.aspx

KDOL Honors Employee for Volunteerism
KDOL is proud to announce the March winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program. Tina DeLaRosa has demonstrated outstanding levels of service outside the normal work hours to organizations dedicated to service, charitable, humanitarian or philanthropic causes. Read more here.

KDOL Honors Employee for Meritorious Service
KDOL is proud to announce the February winner of the Employee Recognition and Award Program. Kyle Lang was honored for his outstanding performance. Read more here.

KDOL Honors Employee for Meritorious Service
KDOL is proud to announce a winner of its Employee Recognition and Award Program. Jennifer Wise was honored for her outstanding performance. Read more here.  

2016 Labor Market Report Release Dates
KDOL Division of Labor Market Information Services in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 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 for the release dates. 

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.