Employment


Jobless claims tick up, remain below Dow Jones estimate

In the week ending February 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 745,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 6,000 from 730,000 to 736,000. The… more

Jobless claims make notable drop

In the week ending February 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 730,000, a decrease of 111,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 20,000 from 861,000 to 841,000. The… more

Kansas to begin search for new unemployment system following prolonged problems with site

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said the state is beginning the process of looking for a new unemployment system followed continued issues with the site. Since the start of COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Labor has had issues with the system,… more

Workforce employment website launches to connect Kansas job seekers, employers

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced on Monday the launch of a newly redesigned website, KANSASWORKS.com. The website is designed and open to residents to provide a more user-friendly experience for the Kansas job seekers and employers. Featured on the website… more

Weekly jobless claims spike

In the week ending February 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 861,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. Last week's level was revised up by 55,000 from 793,000 to 848,000. The 4-week… more

Pharmacies up recruitment to help administer COVID vaccine

Pharmacy chains across the U.S. are on hiring sprees to recruit pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help with the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, The New York Times reported Feb. 10.  The U.S. is set to send 1 million vaccine doses to roughly 6,500 retail… more

Missouri-based Centene to cut work force by 6 percent

A Missouri-based health insurance giant, Centene Corp., will soon be cutting thousands of jobs. According to Centene CEO Michael Neidorff, around 3,000 positions will be eliminated as well as another 1,500 open positions, representing about 6 percent of its workforce.… more

Jobless claims drop though remain above estimate

In the week ending February 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 793,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 33,000 from 779,000 to 812,000. The… more

New security system for Kansas Department of Labor blocks one million false claims in first week

A new security system for the unemployed insurance claim portal through the Kansas Department of Labor website has successfully blocked hundreds of thousands of fraudulent claims in just the first week of its launch. The new identity verification software system… more

Weekly jobless claims show lowest total since November

In the week ending January 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 779,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 35,000 from 847,000 to 812,000. The… more