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Kansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.3 Percent in April

Updated : September 29th, 2020

Kansas businesses, mainly construction, added 16,000 jobs in April. Out of eleven industries, eight of them have shown growth and that has been very encouraging for all the investors. The construction sector added 6,100 jobs after a long gap. Professional and business services added 4,200 jobs, with most of them coming from administrative and support services.

As per the report from the  Kansas Department of labor, the Kansas unemployment rate reduced to 6.3 percent in April from 6.9 percent in March.

Edward DeSoignie, executive director of the Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City, said he expected the increase in jobs was seasonally related.

“We are seeing the weather improve and folks are putting workers back on projects,” DeSoignie told Kansas Liberty. “Hopefully we will continue to see some gradual increases as the economy improves, but it’s a little too early to declare that the recession is over.”

It has been observed that while the public sectors gain jobs, the private sectors have not seen any progress so far.

In April, there were 18,779 Kansans who filed for unemployment, a decline from the 20,981 claims filed in March. In April 2009, there were 30,097 initial claims filed for unemployment.

If you want to understand the unemployment claims in the state better, then you can refer to the unemployment benefits guide of Kansas.

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  1. If I’m laid off and I go back to work for three or four weeks and get laid off again do I have to do the one week waiting period before I can collect again?

  2. I was informed by the automated phone system that my claim for last week 06/12/2021 was not processed due to an outstanding issue on said claim. I have tried for four days to reach a human to assist me in this matter. It’s been impossible! Please help.

    1. Anne,

      Wish we could do something for you. This is a private forum. Please continue following up regularly. You can perhaps write them an email.

  3. I am trying to request payments from aug 2015 up until 2017 I never received a debit card and just assumed that I was denied. So i did not request payment but would like to now

    1. Katrina,

      That period is past and you might not be able to claim retroactively. Please write the office an email if you wish to.

  4. Ive provided documents that were needed and i have not receive any type of response i have went without benefits for 6 weeks could someone please contact me

    1. Sondra,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please follow up with the office directly.

  5. To whom it may concern, Please what is wrong with the site to claim weeks? I am at the Career Source and they said it has been acting up for 2 days. I am frustrated so I can imagine how many others are like me. I was laid off 4/16/2021. My UI is showing active but still under review. Is there anything you need from me to get this going? I will give it to you. Please July rent coming up. I am tapped from asking from family to get me thru now. Please please please any answers for me? I am begging right now. I can not be late on rent or they will not renew my lease when it is time. I can not move, to costly. I have been here for 20 years. Please any suggestions. I will pay back July rent if my UI goes thru. No reason why it shouldn’t. Please help. Thanks again, Kay

    1. Kay,

      It must be a tough time for you. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please chase the Office directly.

  6. I just filed for my first weeks benefit and am trying to change the payment method. It does not give me the verify who you are questions?

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