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KDOL offices, including the Contact Center, will be closed on Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 22.
Payments may be delayed.



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. Learn more about KDOL.


News and Alerts

December 2018 Labor Market Report

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 December. This was up from 3.2 percent in November and down from 3.5 percent in December 2017. Read more here.

KDOL Offices Closed Monday, January 21

KDOL offices, including the Contact Center, will be closed on Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 22. Payments may be delayed.

2019 Labor Market Report Release Dates

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) division of Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) 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, unemployment insurance claims data and more. Read more here.

2017 Kansas Workplace Fatalities

Kansas had 72 fatal work-related injuries in 2017, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The CFOI program is a national census conducted by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in partnership with the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Division of Labor Market Information Services. Read more here.

Unemployment benefits are considered regular income for tax purposes

Unemployment benefits are considered regular income for tax purposes, and so are subject to both federal and state income taxes. The 1099-G assists in claiming the income on tax forms. KDOL will mail 1099-G forms in mid-January. If your address has changed since you filed for unemployment benefits, you will need to register your change of address with KDOL in order to receive your 1099-G form. You can register a change of address online after you log in at http://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Intent.aspx
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