Labor Market Report December 2017
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 December. This was down from 3.5 percent in November and down from 4.3 percent in December 2016. Read more here.
Individuals Who Received Unemployment Benefits Will Receive 1099-G
In January of each year, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-G is prepared and mailed by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) to each claimant who received unemployment compensation during the previous calendar year. 1099-G forms will be to claimants prior to Jan. 31, 2018. 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.
KDOL Honors John Carpinelli for Volunteerism
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its December Employee Recognition and Award Program, John Carpinelli, Workers Compensation Board Member, who was honored for Volunteerism. Read more here.
Kansas Workplace Fatalities
Kansas had 74 fatal work-related injuries in 2016, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The CFOI program is a national census conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in partnership with the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Division of Industrial Safety and Health (ISH). Read more here.
2018 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, claims data and more. Read more here.
KDOL Honors Jeana Payne for Distinguished Accomplishments
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its November Employee Recognition and Award Program, Jeana Payne, Administrative Assistant in the Industrial Safety and Health (ISH) Division, who was honored for Distinguished Accomplishments. Read more here.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Kansas
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today proclaimed January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Gov. Brownback was joined by Attorney General Derek Schmidt; Secretary Lana Gordon, Kansas Department of Labor; Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel, Kansas Department for Children and Families; Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., MBA, FACS, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and Secretary Joe Norwood, Kansas Department of Corrections in issuing today’s proclamation. Read more here.