Kansas Department of Labor http://kmuw.org en State Jobless Rate Falls http://kmuw.org/post/state-jobless-rate-falls <p>Kansas labor officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in November, its lowest mark in nearly five years. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:43:31 +0000 Associated Press 27890 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Department Of Labor Cancels Worker Furloughs http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-department-labor-cancels-worker-furloughs <p>The Kansas Department of Labor is ending most of the furloughs it imposed on employees because of the federal government&#39;s partial shutdown.<br /><br />Gov. Brownback&#39;s office says it will not put others on unpaid leave, either.<br /><br />The governor&#39;s spokeswoman Eileen Hawley says the administration will tap the state&#39;s cash reserves to maintain staffing for the state program that provides benefits to unemployed workers.<br /> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:49:38 +0000 Associated Press 24719 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Labor Department: Unemployment And Jobs Both Up Slightly http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-labor-department-unemployment-and-jobs-both-slightly <p><a href="http://www.dol.ks.gov/LMIS/newsrelease/pr1305/pr1305.aspx">The latest state labor report</a> says the Kansas unemployment rate edged higher in May.</p><p>Despite that, the state also saw modest growth in private-sector jobs over the past year.</p><p><a href="http://www.dol.ks.gov/">The Kansas Department of Labor</a> says the jobless rate stood at 5.7 percent last month, up from 5.6 percent in April but down from 6.1 percent in May 2012. The report also says private companies employed about 14,400 more workers last month than in May 2012, an increase of 1.3 percent.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:15:28 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 19242 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Though State Gained 15,400 Jobs in February http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-unemployment-rate-holds-steady-though-state-gained-15400-jobs-february <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jobless rate in Kansas isn't falling, but it didn't get worse in February.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The (not seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate declined from 6.2 to 5.8 percent, while the smooth seasonally adjusted number remained steady at 5.5 percent for the fourth month. In February 2012, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:15:39 +0000 Kate Clause 14924 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Unemployment Rate Holds Steady, Though State Gained 15,400 Jobs in February