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KDOL has received guidance from USDOL regarding the Continued Assistance Act program extensions. We are working to implement these programs now. Learn more about the unemployment programs pathways here.

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Labor Market Report December 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for December 2020. Data collected for this report references the week including December 12th. Additional resources for affected workers and employers may be found at the Kansas Department of Labor’s website: www.dol.ks.gov and www.GetKansasBenefits.gov.

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent in December. This was a decrease from 5.1 percent in November and an increase from 3.1 percent in December 2019.

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KDOL Updates Information on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

As part of the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act), the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has received guidance from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) concerning the administration and implementation of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. The program will begin paying out today.

The Continued Assistance Act reauthorizes the FPUC program with a $300 per week additional benefit for claimants who are eligible for at least $1 of their unemployment compensation benefit amount. This reauthorized benefit supplement is provided for weeks of unemployment starting with the week ending Jan. 2, 2021. The last payable week for FPUC is the week ending March 13, 2021.

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2021 Labor Market Release Dates

The following dates represent the 2021 Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) reference month and press release dates for the Kansas Labor Report. Read more here.

Update on Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

As part of the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers (“Continued Assistance”) Act of 2020, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) applied on Dec. 31, 2020 to administer the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.

Eligible claimants will receive an additional $100 weekly benefit on top of their weekly benefit amount and the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. Governor Laura Kelly directed KDOL to enroll in the optional program in order to maximize federally available unemployment benefits to eligible Kansans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kansas Department of Labor Reviewing CARES Act Extension Benefits

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is currently reviewing the unemployment extension provisions contained in H.R. 133. These extended provisions will provide additional unemployment compensation to unemployed Kansans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also include new requirements that must be met to qualify to receive benefits from the federal programs outlined within the act.

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