News and Alerts

News and Alerts

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Labor Updates - April 12, 2021

April 16
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.3 million weekly claims totaling over $2.9 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Report March 2021

April 16
# labor market data

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 3.7 percent in March. This was a decrease from 3.8 percent in February and an increase from 3.2 percent in March 2020.

KDOL Frequently Asked Questions

April 16
# unemployment programs # frequently asked questions

Week of April 12, 2021 - April 16, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Next Steps for Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization

April 06
# modernization # governor kelly

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced a major step forward in the effort to modernize the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system at the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). The agency issued its request for proposal (RFP) for modernizing the over 40-year-old computer system.

Labor Updates - April 5, 2021

April 05
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.2 million weekly claims totaling over $2.8 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Kansas Senate Votes to Confirm Governor Kelly’s Labor Secretary Pick, Amber Shultz

March 31
# labor secretary

In a 40-0 vote today, the Kansas Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Amber Shultz as the Kansas Secretary of Labor. Shultz will oversee the state Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, Labor Market Information Services, Labor Relations, Legal Services and Industrial Safety and Health divisions.

Labor Updates - March 29, 2021

March 29
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.2 million weekly claims totaling over $2.8 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Labor Market Report for February 2021

March 26
# labor market data

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 3.2 percent in February. This was a decrease from 3.4 percent in January and is unchanged from 3.2 percent in February 2020.

Labor Updates - March 24, 2021

March 24
# labor updates

Since March 15, 2020 KDOL has paid out over 4.2 million weekly claims totaling over $2.8 billion between regular unemployment and the federal pandemic programs.

Lost Wages Assistance Program Payment Period Deadline Extended

March 22
# lost wages assistance program (lwa)

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) payment period until Sept. 27, 2021.

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