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Important Notice: 
The CARES Act has been signed into law to provide an additional $600 to eligible recipients of unemployment insurance and a benefit to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance such as self-employed workers, independent contractors, etc.  We have begun the process of planning to implement these vital programs.  However, those benefits are not available at this time as we await finalized guidance from the federal government. Once we receive the federal guidance we will provide regular updates regarding when these benefit programs will be available and what impacted workers need to do to receive them.


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The Kansas Department of Labor provides workers and employers with information and services that are accurate and timely, efficient and effective, fair and impartial. Administered by employees that understand the value and importance of public service to their fellow Kansans.

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News and Alerts

February 2020 Labor Market Report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in February. This was unchanged from 3.1 percent in January and a decrease from 3.3 percent in February 2019. Read more here.

Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19 FAQs

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

The UI program was established as a means to protect those who are involuntarily unemployed from the financial burdens and dangers that come with being unemployed. It is designed to be a short-term assistance program and may be able to help those whose employment has been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Find the list of frequently asked questions here.

KDOL COVID-19 Response Resources Web Page

This afternoon, Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García released the KDOL COVID-19 Response web page with resources available for employers and workers affected by COVID-19.

Links to the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Department for Children and Families and GetKansasBenefits.gov will be available on this one page to make it easier for Kansans to keep updated on the virus and resources available to assist them during this challenging time. Read more here.

The COVID-19 Response Resources page can be found at www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response

January 2020 Labor Report

Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in January. This was unchanged from 3.1 percent in December and a decrease from 3.3 percent in January 2019. Read more here.

2019 Annual Report Now Available

The Kansas Department of Labor's Annual Report for 2019 is now available online. This annual report highlights each division's programs and achievements for the following year.

Read the full report here.

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