Labor Market Report August 2018
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 August. This was down from 3.4 percent in July and down from 3.6 percent in August 2017. Read more here.
KDOL Provides Enhanced Access to UI Data for Kansans
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division has created the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Data and Information page to provide access to unemployment insurance information and links to KDOL’s interactive data visualizations. Read more here.
Kansas Department of Labor Receives Grant to Support Occupational Licensing Reform
KDOL Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division was awarded a grant from the US Department of Labor. Read more here.
KDOL Short-Term Industry and Occupational Employment Projections
The Kansas Department of Labor has published short-term industry and occupational employment projections for the First Quarter of 2017 to the First Quarter of 2019. Employment is expected to grow by nearly 12,000 jobs by the First Quarter of 2019. This growth is spread across the industry and occupation spectrum. There are employment opportunities for individuals with a wide degree of education and experience. Read more here.
State Workplace Posters are available for Download FREE of Charge
Kansas employers are required by state and federal law to display certain posters in the workplace where they can be viewed by employees. All state posters are available for download FREE of charge through the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). They are found online at http://www.dol.ks.gov/Laws/Posters.aspx "We want to ensure Kansas employers have all the resources they need to meet federal and state requirements," said Lana Gordon, KDOL Secretary. "Employers may get solicitations to purchase these required posters, but they need to know there are no–cost options available through our website. As a customer service, we are pleased to offer this essential information FREE of charge." Read more here.