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The Kansas Department of Labor provides workers and employers with information and services that are accurate and timely, efficient and effective, fair and impartial. Administered by employees that understand the value and importance of public service to their fellow Kansans.

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News and Alerts

Phone System Upgraded

KDOL recently upgraded our phone system to provide a better user experience.

You will notice some of the prompts have changed when you call the unemployment insurance contact center to file weekly claims, file applications for benefits or simply to ask questions.

We hope you find the changes helpful.

Labor Report July 2019

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in July. This was down from 3.4 percent in June and unchanged from 3.3 percent in July 2018. Read more here.

Labor Report June 2019

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4 percent in June. This was down from 3.5 percent in May and up from 3.3 percent in June 2018. Read more here.

KDOL Offices Closed Thursday, July 4th

Thursday, July 4th, is a national holiday. All KDOL offices, including the Unemployment Contact Center, will be closed. Offices will reopen on Friday, July 5th. Benefit payments may be delayed.

Bank of America Closing Topeka Locations

We are aware that the Bank of America Financial Centers located in Topeka will be closed as of the end of next month. While these locations will be permanently closed, there will still be three ATM locations remaining.
The remaining ATMs are located at:

  • Dillon's Plaza (910 NW 25th St.)
  • West Ridge Plaza (2100 SW Wanamaker)
  • Stormont Vail Healthcare (1500 SW 10th St.)

Claimants who receive their unemployment benefits on the Unemployment Debit Card will still be able to access their funds by:

  • Making purchases through signature or PIN-based transactions
  • Getting cash back at store point-of-sale locations
  • Withdrawing funds from an eligible fee-free ATM, as identified by Bank of America
  • Transferring funds to your personal bank account through Bank of America
  • Obtaining cash through bank tellers at any MasterCard-member bank

We also offer a Direct Deposit option for obtaining your unemployment benefits. Claimants can easily set up their direct deposit payments by logging into their unemployment account on our website.

For more information on the Unemployment Debit Card or how to set up Direct Deposit payments, go to https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/FAQs.aspx

You can also find Bank of America locations and hours on their website at https://locators.bankofamerica.com/ks/topeka/

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.