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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.

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News and Alerts

Direct Deposit of Unemployment Benefits Delayed

Direct deposit of unemployment insurance benefits filed from June 26, 2019 to June 30, 2019 will be delayed due to scheduled system maintenance.  Claims filed during that time frame will not be deposited into accounts until July 3, 2019. 

Secretary of Labor Delía García was Sworn In and Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Attends (June 5, 2019)

Today Kansas Labor Secretary Delía García was sworn in by Kansas Court of Appeals Chief Justice Karen Arnold-Burger. Governor Laura Kelly shared remarks on Secretary García’s leadership and recognized García’s mentor, American civil rights icon and labor leader, Dolores Huerta. Read more here.

Labor Market Report April 2019

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in April. This was unchanged from March and up from 3.4 percent in April 2018.

“Kansas job growth bounced back in April after a slow start in 2019,” said Secretary Delía García. “This was positive news along with strong growth in hourly earnings over the last 12 months.” Read more here.

Kansas Senate Votes to Confirm Governor Kelly's Labor Secretary Pick

In a  38 - 1 vote today, May 3rd, the Kansas Senate confirmed the appointment of Delía García as the Kansas Secretary of Labor. Secretary García will oversee the state Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, Labor Market Information Services and Industrial Safety and Health divisions. Read more here.

New Workers Compensation Director Appointed to KDOL Leadership Team

KDOL Acting Secretary, Delía García, has selected Jeffrey E. King to serve as Workers Compensation Division Director for the agency. The appointment is effective May 1, 2019. Acting Secretary García believes King’s nearly 30 years of experience handling Workers Compensation cases will be a definite asset to the KDOL Leadership team. Read more here.

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